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You have reached the section devoted to defining and non-defining relative clauses which are some intimidating phrases so you might want to leave them out of your introduction and focus on the important stuff such as how to form and use them. With 91 relative clause worksheets to choose from, you should be able to find something here that your students will like. Check out this great activity that students complete by working in groups and as a class. All the materials and directions are included to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Be sure to make enough copies of the first page; there should be enough cards for each student to make three sentences which means that one copy is only good for four students. If your class is quite large, you might consider thinking up some partial sentences of your own to add more variety to the lesson. This worksheet is perfect for upper level learners but if your students are at a lower level, you can adapt this or simply find another more suitable activity to use in your class.

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Relative Clauses?
A relative clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a noun phrase, most commonly a noun. For example, the phrase "the man who wasn't there" contains the noun man, which is modified by the relative clause 'who wasn't there'. A relative clause can also modify a pronoun, as in "he to whom I have written", or a noun phrase which already contains a modifier, as in "the black panther in the tree, which is about to pounce". The complete phrase (modified noun phrase plus modifying relative clause) is also a noun phrase.
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Song Worksheet: Sun Goes Down - Relative Pronouns

Song Worksheet: Sun Goes Down - Relative Pronouns

Natalia Cazorla de Oro
•Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
The idea of this worksheet is to learn through a song that students surely might have heard on the radio, therefore to make beginners or elementary students realize they already know a lot of Engl ...
4 Views 7,843 BegElem
Complex Sentences

Complex Sentences

Katerina
•, Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
The worksheet consists of 2 exercises for lthe topic "complex sentences" (choosing the appropriate endings to the sentences and finding necessary pronouns). It will be very useful for the revision ...
1 Views 5,247 Int
Defining Relative Clause Production

Defining Relative Clause Production

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•Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
Students are supposed to work in groups of 3-4 and complete the task. The task includes sentences like ' We like.... I wouldn't prefer.... Politicians are people ...". Students are supposed to com ...
4 Views 4,288 Pre-IntIntAdv
Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses

Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses

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This power point explains the differences between defining and non-defining relative clauses with the help of well-chosen examples. It makes it even more comprehensible through exercises. I hope t ...
10 Views 12,179 Int
Reduction Of Relative Clauses / Participles

Reduction Of Relative Clauses / Participles

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This power point explains how relative clauses could be reduced together with suitable examples. As students get confused about this grammar subject, it shows them clear ways to understand it bett ...
4 Views 3,635 Adv
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Christmas Carol Reading

Christmas Carol Reading

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I've used this when reading the story "Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens with my students. It was useful to help retelling and also to remember details about the story. Although there is a movi ...
4 Views 6,605 ElemPre-Int
Relative Pronouns Worksheet II

Relative Pronouns Worksheet II

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This is a worksheet for teaching or revising relative pronouns at pre-intermediate level. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to combine the pair of sentences using a ...
5 Views 7,527 Pre-IntInt
Relative Pronouns - Worksheet

Relative Pronouns - Worksheet

Muhammad Razzaq
•Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
Mostly the students have to face a lot of problems while using relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that). They also work like connectors and conjunctions. This worksheet can be very usef ...
9 Views 15,492 Elem
Pyramid - Game to Practice Relative Clauses

Pyramid - Game to Practice Relative Clauses

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Pyramid is an American game show based on guessing words. It is perfect for esl classroom as it uses mostly relative clauses and it is pure fun. Show students a part of an actual show (I used one ...
15 Views 27,661 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Futurama, Season 1, Episode 1 (Relative Clauses)

Movie Worksheet: Futurama, Season 1, Episode 1 (Relative Clauses)

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This was made in response to the request of my teenage upper- intermediate class to 'watch Futurama' at the end of their 3 hour Saturday lesson. The first page is designed as a quick whiteboard/ a ...
3 Views 6,171 IntAdv
JC'S Participial Phrases Explained

JC'S Participial Phrases Explained

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Participial phrases can be very easy or very difficult. In this power point presentation I try to make it easy. In it, the "mysteries" of participial phrases are explained in a simple an ...
10 Views 6,109 AdvExam
Relative Clauses With Prepositional Verbs Worksheet

Relative Clauses With Prepositional Verbs Worksheet

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This is a a worksheet for teaching or revising relative clauses with prepositional verbs at pre-intermediate level.Students are asked to join fourteen different sentences by changing the second of ...
6 Views 5,767 Pre-IntInt
Relative Clauses Multiple Choice Activity

Relative Clauses Multiple Choice Activity

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This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising relative pronouns and relative clauses at pre-intermediate level. There's an easy activity in which students are asked to fill in the ...
5 Views 8,811 Pre-IntInt
ABC's of Relative Clauses - How Cats Became Sacred in Egypt

ABC's of Relative Clauses - How Cats Became Sacred in Egypt

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By using a "creation myth": how cats invented relative clauses, this fun-packed power point presentation aims to present or revise relative clauses. It covers defining and non-defining relative cl ...
6 Views 5,146 AdvExam
Relative Pronouns Elementary Worksheet

Relative Pronouns Elementary Worksheet

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This is a very simple and easy worksheet for teaching or revising relative pronouns: who, which and whose at elementary level. Students are asked to complete thirty five different sentences f ...
15 Views 15,405 Elem
Relative Clauses Worksheet

Relative Clauses Worksheet

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This worksheet focuses on the relative clauses. Both relative clauses: defining and non-defining.  I hope you enjoy this worksheet in your lessons because the exercises are mostly based on re ...
16 Views 15,169 IntAdv
Relative Clauses

Relative Clauses

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Fun exercise to test historical facts and practice relative clauses. You can turn this into a game and give extra points to the student who knows the answer to every sentence in this game. Besid ...
4 Views 7,050 Int
Song Worksheet: You're Still the One by Shania Twain (Relative Clauses)

Song Worksheet: You're Still the One by Shania Twain (Relative Clauses)

•Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
The worksheet provides practice on defining relative clauses (join two sentences using relative clauses and the pronoun 'one') and a listening activity to check the answers and complete the lyrics ...
3 Views 14,352 ElemPre-Int
Did You See Harry Potter ?

Did You See Harry Potter ?

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Here is a test in a form of a conversation. Many activities are included ( act about relative pronouns, act: prepositions, writing act: daniel radcliffe's biography ).I'll hope you will find it useful
7 Views 5,919 Elem
Forming Adjective Clauses - Relative Clauses Parts 1 & 2

Forming Adjective Clauses - Relative Clauses Parts 1 & 2

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This second PowerPoint presentation has two parts. Part 1 helps students understand forming adjective clauses / relative clauses in an easy way where animation was used. It helped most of th ...
7 Views 10,225 All
Review 4: Articles & Relative Clauses (+ Key)

Review 4: Articles & Relative Clauses (+ Key)

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A new worksheet to revise grammar points with advanced students. In this ws they will have to revise the use of articles and relative clauses. Thanks Phillip Martin for clipart. Key to the exercis ...
13 Views 7,603 IntAdv
Revising Relative Pronouns Intermediate Worksheet

Revising Relative Pronouns Intermediate Worksheet

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This is a very simple worksheet for revising relative pronouns at intermediate level. Students are asked to fill in the blanks with the appropriate relative pronoun. The answer key is in ...
10 Views 7,394 Pre-IntInt
The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

•Defining/Non-defining Relative Clauses,
This ppt presentation is an adapted writing activity taken from the book by Penny Ur. Student read the story about a fox and a crow, and then they have to expand it using relative clauses. They ca ...
11 Views 8,832 ElemPre-Int
Practice of Relative Pronoun 'Who' with YL

Practice of Relative Pronoun 'Who' with YL

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This worksheet is intended for elementary students (young learners) and is divided into two sections. In the first page, sts will have to order the sentences including the relative pronoun 'who', ...
3 Views 2,374 Elem
Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses Worksheet

Defining and Non-Defining Relative Clauses Worksheet

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This is a 3-page worksheet for teaching or revising relative clauses at intermediate level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences with a relat ...
21 Views 18,127 Pre-IntInt

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