Updated: The fruits of the musings below are now available at: Relative clauses games/ worksheets
Have been really struggling to come up with some ideas for a couple of lessons on this. I usually just get students to define words for each other, but we did that to revise vocabulary already (note to self- how many times must you be told to improve your long term planning!) and anyway that completely leaves out non-defining relative clauses. Ditto for Taboo, too similar and too limited in the language it brings up. Am slowly coming up with enough ideas to both fill my lessons and write an upcoming “15 ways…” article, but in the meantime thought I might share the best fruits of Google:
The PowerPoint for which is at:
More game ideas towards the bottom of:
including some nice personalisation and a mix of defining and non-defining (although unfortunately in different games)
And there on page two of my Google search was a reminder that I actually had my own classic relative clauses game on UsingEnglish.com:
It is also coming back to me that the Intermediate Communication Games game “Archeologists” should or can be used for this point, making sentences like “This wooden and cat gut contraption, which we found in a large clay pit, was used to strain spaghetti that was too fat for a colander” for a tennis racket. Any other suggestions very gratefully accepted.