I use this game as a revision/warmer after we’ve already studied advanced relative clause phrases with which and whom.
Draw two columns on the board with the titles which (objects/things) and whom (people) and have students recall as many relative clause phrases as they can:
In which (where)
All of which
Some of which
None of which
Both of which
Neither of which
(1,2,3) of which
All of whom
Some of whom
None of whom
Both of whom
Neither of whom
(1,2,3) of whom
Students may struggle with the difference between neither of whom/which and none of whom/which.
Neither refers to just two people/things where as none refers to a group of at least three:
Two students came to class, neither of whom had done their homework.
Ten students came to class, none of whom had done their homework.
There were two buses waiting to take people to the city centre, neither of which had enough space for us.
There were three buses waiting to take people to the city centre, none of which had enough space for us.
Cut out the hand out and divide the class into teams, one volunteer must attempt to draw the situation described in the picture, the team that calls out the corresponding sentence gets 1 point. Continue until all the situations have been used.
Draw the following sentences:
A group of children, some of whom are wearing hats, are waiting for the bus.
Four houses, two of which are on fire.
A group of men, all of whom are wearing glasses, are watching TV.
Two dogs, both of which are eating bones, are at the beach.
Two men, neither of whom has hair, are playing tennis.
Two pizzas, both of which have mushrooms, are on the table.
Two snakes, both of which are green, are sleeping on the carpet.
Ten bottles, all of which are full, are sitting on the wall.
Five babies, two of whom are sleeping, are lying on the bed.
Five cats, some of which are black, are playing with a ball.
There are 3 cannibals and 3 missionaries who want to cross a river. There is a small boat which can carry 2 people, 1 person must remain in the boat to row it across the river. If the number of cannibals on any side is greater than the number of missionaries, the cannibals will eat the missionaries. Students need to find a solution to the problem.
We should/ought to…
If we leave the cannibals here, they’ll eat the missionary.
Hold on a minute!
What if we…..?
How about +ing…
Have students work as a class to solve the puzzle.
This is a fun warmer to get students working in teams and having a laugh.
Divide the class into 2 teams. Tell each team to nominate the member with the most artistic ability. The two nominees then come to the board which will be divided into two halves. Then give each team a comedy picture of you (make sure the person at the board doesn’t see it). Alternatively, you could use my pictures from here (I gave out the two above) or some downloaded from the internet but its more fun if it’s a picture of you. Give them 5 minutes to describe and draw the picture, you may need to quickly go over some language for picture descriptions, which you will find in this lesson plan.
Then put the original pictures on the board next to the drawings and do a spot the difference comparison, what did they get right/wrong? Be sure to take a photo of their drawings and upload it to your class blog, if you have one.
First use the 2 examples to teach students the structure of the jokes. Be sure to teach students the phrases:
“I get it.”/”I don’t get it.” – I understood the joke.
Then give out the jokes (some are duplicated so give them out to students on different sides of the class) have students circulate and tell each other their jokes. Students discuss which one is their favourite.