English Grammar Exercises for B1- Non-defining relative clauses

1. Read the text. Choose the correct answer.

John Depp, 1whowhichwhosewhere was born in Kentucky in 1963, is a well-known American actor. He first became famous when he starred in the TV series 21 Jump Street, in 2 whowhichwhosewhere he played a young police officer. This role, 3 whowhichwhosewhere he played for nearly four years, turned him into a teen idol. Later, Depp played the title role in the film Edward Scissorhands4 whowhichwhosewhere was directed by Tim Burton, 5 whowhichwhosewhere partner is the actress Helena Bonham Carter. Depp has two children with his partner Vanessa Paradis, and they divide their time between their five homes, including a villa in the south of France called Le Plan de la Tour6 whowhichwhosewhere Depp makes his own wine.

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1 who   2 which   3 which

4 which   5 whose   6 where

2. Complete the sentences with a name and the correct relative pronoun. Use the words below to help you.

Liverpool     Justin Bieber     Shakira

Stockholm     Paris     Victoria Beckham

1 __Justin Bieber__ , __who__ was discovered on YouTube, has become a teen idol.

2 _____ , ___________ is on the River Seine, is one of the most romantic cities in Europe.

3 _____ , ___________ husband is David Beckham, usually wears high-heeled designer shoes.

4 _____ , ___________ The Beatles are from, is on the banks of the River Mersey.

5 _____ , ___________ is from Colombia, released her first album in 1995.

6 _____ , ___________ is the capital of Sweden, is located on fourteen islands.

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2   Paris, which

3   Victoria Beckham, whose

4   Liverpool, where

5   Shakira, who

6   Stockholm, which

3. Join the two sentences with a non-defining relative clause.

1 Crete is popular with British tourists. It’s a Greek island.

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2 The actress Gwyneth Paltrow also sings country music. She is married to the lead singer of Coldplay.

  ________

3 Daniel Craig is afraid of flying. He’s the sixth James Bond.

  ________

4 Dakar is the capital of Senegal. The famous motor rally ends there.

  ________

5 Robert Pattinson was born in London. His films include Harry Potter and the Twilight series.

  ________

6 Halloween is a popular UK festival. It is celebrated in October.

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1 Crete, which is a Greek island, is popular with British tourists.

2 The actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who is married to the lead singer of Coldplay, also sings country music.

3 Daniel Craig, who is the sixth James Bond, is afraid of flying.

4 Dakar, where the famous motor rally ends, is the capital of Senegal.

5 Robert Pattinson, whose films include Harry Potter and the Twilight series, was born in London.

6 Halloween, which is celebrated in October, is a popular UK festival.

Challenge!

Write some sentences about your favourite singer or group. Use non-defining relative clauses.

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefanni Joanne Angelina Germanotta, became famous in 2008.

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