Choose one of the things below and explain what you are thinking of without say any part of its name (so you can’t say “bean” and you can’t say “curd” if you are explaining “bean curd”). Continue explaining until your partner guesses what you are talking about.
|Useful phrases for defining what something is
“It’s an action which…”/ “It’s an action that…”
“It’s a place where…”/ “It’s a place which…”
“It’s a person/ man/ woman who…”/ “It’s a person/ man/ woman whose…”
“It’s a time when…”
“It’s a (Chinese/ Japanese) food/ drink/ vegetable/ fruit/ dish/ ingredient/ animal/ tool/ (cooking) implement/ sea creature/ meal which/ that…”
“It’s an animal/ sea creature whose…”
Vocabulary related to food to define
chewy rice cake
Chinese cabbage/ Chinese lettuce
Chinese meat bun
cinema (= movie theater)
conveyor belt sushi bar
green soy beans
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
powdered green tea
sweet plum liqueur
sweet red bean jam
sweet rice wine vinegar
Ask about any words above which you don’t understand or couldn’t explain, working together as a class to explain using phrases like those at the top of the page.
Without looking above, brainstorm relative pronouns.
Compare with the ones in the box above. What are the differences between them?
Are the ones on one line below the same or different?
A place which…/ A place where…
PDF version for easy saving and printing: food vocabulary defining relative clauses practice