Students can understand the function of the relative pronoun that.
Students can grasp the usage of attributive clause with that.
Students can describe a place with attributive clause.
Students can discover the rules of attributive clause with that under the teacher’s guidance.
Students will increase their curiosity towards English grammar.
Teaching key points and difficult points:
The usage of attributive clause with that.
How to apply the attributive clause with that to describe a place.
Step 1 Warm-up and Lead-in
After greeting the students, invite them to observe the learnt sentences and get a first impression of the new language point.
Step 2 Presentation
1 Read the passage in Activity 1 and underline all the sentences with that.
Bondi Beach is the most beautiful beach that I have ever seen.
It is a huge, wide beach that is very popular for swimming and other water sports.
The hotel that we stayed in was right on the beach.
2 Pair-work: discuss the meaning of the sentences with that by answering the following questions:
a Who can paraphrase these sentences?
(I have never seen a more beautiful beach than Bondi Beach
The beach is a huge and wide one, and it is popular for swimming and other water sports
We stayed in a hotel, and the hotel was right on the beach. )
b What does that refer to in these sentences? (the most beautiful beach, a huge, wild beach and the hotel)
c What are the functions of the relative pronoun? (refer to the noun or pronoun before it)
Step 3 Practice
Ask students to complete the conversation in Activity 2 and share their answers.
Step 4 Production.
Group work: Describe a city that they like most with their group members and write some sentences about it, with at least three attributive clauses with that.
Step 4 Summary and homework
Summary: Ask students what they have learned in today’s lesson.
Homework: Ask students to collect more information of their favorite cities and describe the cities with attributive clauses with that.
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