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Relative clauses (323)
General intro worksheet for defining and non-defining relative clauses / adding information to nouns. Examples from SB unit 11 / general business theme
 
 

 

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Error slips - relative clauses - defining and non-defining (603)
Twenty one sentences, some containing errors. Students have to say whether sentence in correct or incorrect, and if incorrect, correct it.
 
 

 

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Relative clauses practice - Titanic (355)
Note expansion exercise to make sentences with defining and non-defning RCs
 
 

 

 

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Relative clauses and pronouns (1398)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz testing both defining and non-defining clauses
 
 

 



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General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 11 Sell  Page 0 
 


 

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Notes
Notes - defining relative clauses (386)
 


Worksheets for relative clauses - defining
 
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Sentence pairs: where - when (711)
Twelve sentence pairs - one correct, one incorrect - containing relative clauses relating to places and times
 
 

 

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Crossword - relative clauses for places and times (712)
Split crossword. Students make clues using relative clauses. The words are all either places or times.
 
 

 

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Christmas defining relative clauses quiz (703)
Students make questions using defining relative clauses (What do you call the day that comes after Christmas Day etc.) from prompts (answers given). Play in teams or pairs. Five questions each.
 
 

 

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Defining relative clauses practice (178)
Ss make definitions of words connected with education. (Substitutes the rather UK-centric activity # 3 on page 44 of Inside Out Intermediate student's book)
 
 

 

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Defining relative clauses (195)
(1) Analysis: different ways of adding information to nouns - adjectives, compound nouns, relative clauses. (2) Exercise: join two sentences together using relative clauses.
 
 

 

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Defining relative clauses - assembly (452)
Ss reassemble definitions and match them to headwords.
 
 

 

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Defining relative clauses - relative pronouns exercise (455)
Two sets of headwords and definitions jumbled and relative pronouns gapped. Students match the definitions to the headwords and fill in the relative pronouns. They can then read out the defintions to another group who have to guess the headword.
 
 

 

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Defining relative clauses with where and when (534)
Reference notes, analysis and examples
 
 

 

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Sentences for completion (599)
Ten sentence prompts on the pattern: _________ is a city that/which/where/when/whose/who/why __________ . Students complete and then give headwords to partner who has to guess the defining sentence
 
 

 

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Sentences for completion 2 (602)
six sentence prompts on the pattern: _________ is a person that/which/where/when/whose/who/why __________ . Students complete and then give headwords to partner who has to guess the defining sentence.
 
 

 

 

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Relative pronouns quiz (1)
Tests knowledge of both defining and non-defining relative clauses
 
 

 

 
 

 

Relative pronouns quiz (211)
Choose the correct relative pronoun.
 
 

 

Defining relative clauses : omitting the relative pronoun (215)
Decide whether the relative pronoun can be omitted.
 
 

 

Defining relative clauses quiz (276)
10-question multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

 

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Defining relative clauses : word order exercise 1 (213)
Arrange the words and phrses in the correct order to make a sentence.
 
 

 

Defining relative clauses : word order exercise 2 (214)
Arrange the words and phrses in the correct order to make a sentence.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 
Book references for relative clauses - definingPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 5 Kids  Pages 44 - 46
Reading: children's definitions of 'a mother'. Listening: children defining various things. Sentence completion exercises. Find someone who... game. Definition auction : Teams bid for true defintions.
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 70 
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 102 - 103
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 133 
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77  Language focus 1: relative clauses
Three texts about celebrations in different countries gapped for defining and non-defining relative clauses Follow-up exercise for speaking (pairwork) Combination exercise (Combining information to make sentences with non-defining relative clauses)
Module 7 Big events  Page 83 
practise
Consolidation modules 5 - 8  Page 95 
consolidation
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
56 Defining relative clauses  Page 56 
Various texts containing some definitions.
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
2 - Whatsitsname?  Page 2 
Descibing objects from pictures: A thing for ...ing A thing that does... etc.
4 - Relatively speaking  Page 4 
Card game with pictures. Ss make defintions of objects in pictures and others guess the object.
7 - Whose  Page 7 
Ss complete questionnaires as follows: ...is a student whose brother... etc.
 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Word Bluff page 25  Page 25 
Ss match word with correct definition (choice of three). Set of eight.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
21 Defining relative clauses  Pages 119 - 124
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
27 Holiday crossword  Page 27 
Ss write crossword clues using defining relative clauses. Subject : holidays and travel.
 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
24 True and false indentifications  Page 24 
Very simple 'Call my Bluff' type activity. Teams of 2 have to choose 1 correct definition from 3
25 Stuff and things  Page 25 
Split crossword - everyday objects
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
14a & b Give me a clue  Page 14 
Ss make crossword definitions for half a crossword, then swap with another group. Subjects : people, places, objects
13 - 16a My kind of people  Pages 13 - 16
Ss complete sentences from prompts (I am attracted to people who... etc.) Sentences are redistributed and Ss mill to find who wrote the sentence.
 




 

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Notes
Notes - non-defining relative clauses (387)
 


Worksheets for relative clauses - non-defining
 
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Non-defining relative clauses assembly 2 (969)
Students make six sentences by combining information on cards using non-defining relative clauses. Topics: the Tungkuska Event, the London Underground, the Suez Canal The Taj Mahal, the Vatican City and the Berlin Wall
 
 

 

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Relative clauses : multiple choice (356)
Multiple choice exercise to choose the correct form of relative clauses. Topic of Hong Kong celebrities. An online version of this quiz is here
 
 

 

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Non-defining relative clauses - assembly (569)
Ss assemble three sentences about famous places (The Eiffel Tower, The Pyramids of Egypt and Mt Everest) containing non-defining relative clauses
 
 

 

 

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Non-defining relative clauses 4 (193)
Choose the correct forms of sentences about Hong Kong celebrities.
 
 

 

 

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Non-defining relative clauses 1 (190)
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Chinese New Year.
 
 

 

Non-defining relative clauses 2 (191)
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Christmas.
 
 

 

Non-defining relative clauses 3 (192)
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Bruce Lee.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 
Book references for relative clauses - non-definingPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 133 
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 102 - 103
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 7 Big events  Page 83 
practise
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77
Consolidation modules 5 - 8  Page 95 
consolidation
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77  Language focus 1: relative clauses
Three texts about celebrations in different countries gapped for defining and non-defining relative clauses Follow-up exercise for speaking (pairwork) Combination exercise (Combining information to make sentences with non-defining relative clauses)
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 57 
Ss add information to a text.
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 58 
Grammar analysis sheet: students look at examples and complete grammar rules by matching and filling gaps.
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 59 
Gapped sentences; Completion of picture captions.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
22 Non-defining relative clauses  Pages 125 - 129
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
9 Your secret is out!  Page 9 
Ss add information to sentences about each other using non-defining relative clauses.
 




 

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Worksheets for relative clauses - reduced
 
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Reduced relative clauses (604)
Twenty five sentences containing relative clauses, some of which can be reduced + note on use of reduced relative clauses
 
 

 





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