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GRAMMAR: Reduced Relative Clause

EXAMPLE: The people answering the telephones are operators.

DATE ADDED: Oct 29, 2007


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15-30 min.

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Brief Outline: Students practice listening and writing using the visual guidelines and directives from the ALT.


Materials Needed:

  • WhoAreYou attachments: Opt 1 (smoking) / Opt 2 (smoking changed to reading)


Detailed Explanation:

  1. After you hand out the worksheets, s
    tart with the ‘listening practice’ side. ALT makes sentences according to the picture: "Hiroshi is the person playing cards." The ALT makes sentences according to the picture.
  2. To save you some thinking, you are more than welcome to use the following sentences:
    • 01. The boy laughing is Hiroshi. (Answer: J)
    • 02. The girl smoking is Asami. (B)
    • 03. The boy and girl playing cards is Takumi & Marie. (H & I)
    • 04. The boy not wearing pants (trousers) is Toshiki. (M)
    • 05. The girl reading comic books is Maki. (G)
    • 06. The boy wearing sunglasses is Daichi. (L)
    • 07. The girl putting on makeup is Takasa. ( D)
    • 08. The girl drinking Coke-a-cola is Aya. (K)
    • 09. The girls listening to music are Saho & Mizuki. (A & C)
    • 10. The boy eating lunch is Kenta. (E)
    • 11.
      The girl talking on the phone is Maya. (P)
    • 12. The girl talking to a boy is Mai. (O)
    • 13. The boy sleeping on his desk is Takeshi. (F)
    • 14. The girls looking at print club are Mayumi & Hiromi.(R & Q) (In case you don't know, 'print club' are those little photo booths, which are usually located next to the video game section at video game centers.)
    • 15. The girl wearing a hat is Chisato. (N)
  3. When all sentences have been read, check students answers and move to the writing section.
  4. Here, students write sentences using the target grammar.



  • This game could be done as a warm-up, revision or end of lesson summary.
  • You could alter the sheet for conversation lessons to make it an information-gap exercise.


Teaching Suggestions:

  • You may think about going over the terms on the "writing" section to ensure the students know the vocabulary.
  • I suggest having the students do the writing worksheet first, then pair the students up and have them figure out their partner's listening worksheet.



  • #4 from the list above might confuse some of your students. In Japanese, 'pants' actually means 'underwear', so your students could writing either, "The boy not wearing pants is Toshiki," OR "The boy wearing pants is Toshiki."

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