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SUBMITTED BY: Matt Wheatley

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Englipedia's English Only Challenge


GRAMMAR: Relative Pronoun

EXAMPLE: Englipedia is a website which rocks my world.

DATE ADDED: Jan 27, 2011


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20 min.

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Brief Outline: Groups race to turn Japanese Relative Clause sentences into English ones. 


Materials Needed:

  • WhoWhich attachments: Print out the ten Japanese sentences that is located on the second page. Cut the sentences into strips. (I used recycled envelopes and put the Japanese sentences in the envelopes numbered 1-10.) Print one worksheet for each group. (The included worksheet is for groups of 4.)


Detailed Explanation:

  1. After making groups (4 per group is best), give each group one worksheet and write their names.
  2. Practice making a relative clause sentence with who/which/that: "Mr Yamada is a teacher who likes fishing." "The group which I like the best is AKB48."
  3. Put the ten Japanese sentences on the board face down (or in numbered envelopes).
  4. Each group chooses a sentence and writes it on their worksheets, of course, writing it in the correct number on their worksheet.
  5. When they finish one sentence, one member from the group can take another sentence.
  6. Give them a time limit. About ten minutes was enough for most groups to finish.
  7. Check the answers as a group. To do this, I found it was best to ask a group to read their answer, then I revealed the correct sentence on a poster at the front.
  8. Check which group got the most correct.


Teaching Suggestions:

  • Maybe the sentences are a bit boring, but my students didn't seem to care.
  • There are some variations to the `correct answers` on the worksheet: 1.) "Peach is/Peaches are the fruit that I love/like very much." 4.) "This is a/the postcard which/thatmy mother gave me/was given to me by my mother. It's up to you how you deal with that. I accepted almost any variation that were close to the correct version, and after, when I collected the worksheets, I corrected in detail as needed.

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