Gateway 2 unit 3: The Gifts of Youth
Vocabulary: Qualities of youth
- Adventure: willingness to take the risk.
- imagination: the mental ability to form new ideas.
- passion: intense enjoyment, interest, or excitement.
- ambition: a strong desire to do or achieve something.
- vigor: physical strength or good health.
- creativity: the ability to generate new methods or innovative ideas.
- vitality: the state of being strong and active
- talent: natural aptitude, ability or skill.
- audacity: courage, fearless, disposition to do something.
Some Adults think youths are: rebellious, intolerant, strong-headed, thoughtless, careless, immature, untidy, disobedient, adventurous.
Some Youth think adults are: oldfashioned, intolerant, severe, bossy, undemocratic, mean, nosy, authoritarian.
an Idiom is an expression that can not be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own. here are some examples:
- Rain cats and dogs: to rain heavily. It’s raining cats and dogs.
- In the bag: Certain or extremely likely to occur. Don’t worry about the final exam. It’s in the bag.
- Dead loss: something described as a dead loss is absolutely unsuccessful or useless (a complete failure) When it comes to maths, my sister is a dead loss.
- With flying colors: easily and excellently. They had their exam with flying colours.
- Be a cold fish: be a person who is distant and unfeeling. He rarely talks to his colleagues. He’s a cold fish.
|Complaining||Accepting complaint||Refusing complaint|
Grammar: Phrasal verbs
Phrasal verbs consist of a verb + a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely. For example::
- look up – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary)
- look for – seek (look for her ring)
- look forward – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting someone)
to see a list of phrasal verbs click on: Phrasal Verbs