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GRAMMAR: Reduced Relative Clauses

EXAMPLE: This is a book I bought in the United States.

DATE ADDED: Nov 25, 2011


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15-20 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:   A simple speaking and listening Janken-focused sugoroku that has students say, "What's this?" "This is a ..." many times.   





  1. Have students make pairs/groups and pass out the game board. Put an A3 copy of the game board on the black board and do a demonstration with your teacher.
  2. Janken. The winner of the janken gets to move the written number of spaces of the way way they won (Rock = 2 / Scissors = 2 / Paper = 3) and says, "What's this?" for the picture they landed on. (When you or the teacher wins janken, ask the students how many spaces you are supposed to move. It is written on their papers, so they should be able to tell you.) The loser answers "This is a..." for the picture that their partner landed on. If they can answer correctly, they also get to move forward one space. If they don't answer at all, they don't move forward one space. (Letting the loser move ahead one space if they answer the questions gives the act of saying "This is a..." some meaning to the losing student and keeps the game closer and students motivated.)
  3. The students simply continue until somebody wins. One round of this game can go pretty fast if you play in pairs, so have students make new pairs after they have finished. 



  • Have students play in groups.
  • Tell students that they have to finish just on the finish spot. This will make it a little more challenging to finish.
  • Use the writing variation for more chances at writing.


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