I have to say that I have an incredibly complicated relationship with grammar. I don’t like it and that’s my problem. I wouldn’t go as far as Michel de Montaigne and say “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar”, that’s probably going too far but, for me, “Grammar is a piano I play by ear” as Joan Didion said,.
Obviously, this is something that, as a teacher, I cannot share with my students.
So, in order to make teaching grammar more palatable, I am forever trying to present it in a more appealing way. Not only to my students, but also to me.
Embedded below is a more visual explanation of the use and omission of the relative adverbs: where, when and why.
I have used one of my fav free tools, PlayBuzz, which is not specifically designed to be used as a teaching tool but it really has a lot of potential for language teaching.