Objective: First Certificate (FCE)

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Defining relative clauses

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Watch the following video from PodEnglish focusing on defining relative clauses…

Wait a minute! But what is a defining relative clause? You might not know this but we use them every single day, everywhere, anytime…

Would you mind please leaving a comment below and answer any of these questions?:

  • A day when you made a big decision?
  • A person who had a big influence on you as a child?
  • Someone (whom) you hate|love and why?
  • A place where you like going when you need to switch off?

And now watch the video and the clauses they use in their dialogue to define the person they’re talking about

Some theory notes available here:

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Written by ElenaBen

March 3, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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  1. Well, first of all I have to say that I’m writing here because if without drugs the teacher is very very very energetic, I don’t want to imagine her taking drugs, it would be too much!
    So I encourage you (my clasemates) to participate in this blog and follow a weekly routine, if not, who knows…

    I have done the exercices from the theory notes:
    Page 5 – Adjetive clauses: Multiple choice exercice
    1- which / that
    2- who
    3- which
    4- whose
    5- whom

    Page 10 – Exercise on relative clauses
    1-which, 2-whose, 3-who, 4-which, 5-who, 6-who, 7-which, 8-who, 9-whose, 10-whose, 11-which, 13-who, 14-which, 15-whose

    and answering one of the questions, I chose this one:
    A place where you like going when you need to switch off?
    As some people could think, no, this place is not Africa, jejeje. Well, seriously, When I need to switch off I use to go to the most beautiful place in my town which is “l’Assut” in the Xúquer river.

    Ok, that’s all. See you tomorrow!


    March 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    • Hi, it’s the teacher on drugs…
      Muahahahahaha…(wicked laughter)
      Ok, now, it’s the teacher with glasses: Thanks Jéremi for dropping by. You don’t need to post your homework/answers here, though. But thanks anyway.
      I don’t know L’Assut, does anyone else know this place?
      Or, Jéremi, can you leave a comment here with a link to a picture of L’Assut?


      March 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  2. I think it’s “l’assut d’antella” (Azud de Antella in spanish). If this is so, it’s very beautiful. I used to go many years ago with my cousins to swim and have dinner at its “shiringüitou”!
    I’ve found a photo here: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6618953

    PS: Please teacher, stay strong and don’t fall again in drugs, you don’t need them anymore. Yes you can ! 😉


    March 11, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    • Hi Joey,
      Wow, I think it’s a beautiful place! I had never heard of it, so thanks a lot. You see, I’m not a fallera, and there’s a ‘casal’ just 50 mts from my house. I live on a second floor…so every single year living here becomes a nightmare and drives us crazy, so I was thinking about packing our stuff and leaving for a couple of days or so. To be honest, I’d like to go to Baqueira, but money is too tight to mention at the moment so we’re looking for cheaper alternatives, this place you’re suggesting seems a pretty good option. And the fact of having a shiringuiteu is definitely a plus!


      March 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  3. eiiii, don’t doubt it, it’s a wonderful place to visit! You can find more info and pictures in this website: http://www.antella.es
    The only problem is that the shiringuiteu (in which I work) is closed now, it opens in summer, well actually it might be open in ‘pascua’ or the beginning of May depending on the weather.
    And you also have to consider that in autumn, winter and part of the spring there is no water coming down through ‘l’Assut’ because of the watersaving…
    Anyway, if you decide to visit it on fallas you will enjoy it!


    March 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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  5. Hi, the video is clear and we can learn easily.


    June 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

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