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Relative clauses


Relative clauses contain information about nouns. There are two main types: defining and non-defining. The form and usage of each is quite different.Read more


The following ESL resources are available for Relative clauses:

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Relative clauses - matching dominoes
Twenty-four matching dominoes focusing on the difference between defining and non-defining clauses and the use of prepositions in relative clauses.


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Relative clauses snakes and ladders
Twenty-four card correction / multiple choice game. Includes more advanced points such as prepositions in relative clauses (five people, three of whom I had met before etc.)


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Relative clauses
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
Ten 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
Note expansion exercise to make sentences with defining and non-defning RCs


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



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 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)