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Presentation 1 Practice 1 T: Tell Ss to do exercise 1. Join the sentences. Use Join the sentences. Use relative clauses
2. Presentation 1
T: Tell Ss how to identify a relative clause compare:
The word crowded in the first sentence is an adjective, which are crowded is a clause it has a
finite verb: are. The clause is doing exactly the same work as the adjective: it is describing the
holiday resorts. So we can call it an adverbial clause, or more usually a relative clause because
it relative to the noun in this case by means of the word which relative clause can describe
persons, things and events. The appropriate relative pronouns are who, which and when
There are 2 kinds of relative clause in written language
Relative clause without comas are called defining or identifying clauses they provide
essential information about the subject or object Eg: what kind of book with be popular?
The book which contains pictures Relative clause with comas are called now –
defining clauses they provide additional information, which are be omitted removed
Eg: the book, which contains pictures, will be popular.
3. Practice 1 T: Tell Ss to do exercise 1. Join the sentences. Use
friend T: Make necessary corrects and give correct
answers 2. April fools’ Day is a day when …
- Crowded holiday resorts are not very pleasant.
- Holiday resorts which are crowded are not very pleasant.
1. Join the sentences. Use relative clauses
Ss: Do exercise and compare the answers with a
Example: Tet is a festival. Tet occurs in late January
or early February. - Tet is a festival which occurs in late
January or early February. Answers
a. Auld Lang Syne is a song which is song on New years Eve.
b. This watch is a gift which was given to me by my aunt on my 14
birthday. c. My friend Tom, who sings western
songs d. We often go to the town cultural house,
which always open on public holidays. e. We like reading books which tell about
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3. Practice 2: T: Ask Ss to study the picture in the book and use