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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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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
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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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 practice - Titanic
Note expansion exercise to make sentences with defining and non-defning RCs


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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.)


Relative clauses and pronouns
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 


Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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Download Advanced (PDF)