Gateway 1 Unit 1 our cultural heritage

Gateway 1 Unit 2 our cultural heritage
Gateway 1 Unit 2 our cultural heritage

Gateway 1 Unit 1 our cultural heritage 



Morocco is a country with a multi-ethnic society and a rich culture, civilization, and etiquette. Throughout Moroccan history, Morocco has hosted many people, in addition to the indigenous Berbers, coming from the East (Phoenicians, Arabs), South (Sub-Saharan African), and North (Romans, Vandals, Spanish-Andalusians both Muslims and Jewish). All of these have left an impact on the social structure of Morocco. It has also hosted many forms of beliefs, from Paganism, Judaism, Christianity to Islam. Each region possesses its own uniqueness, contributing to the national culture. Morocco has set among its top priorities, the protection of its diversity, and the preservation of its cultural heritage.

Vocabulary of the Unit

Historical monuments and architecture Food Arts and crafts Geography and landscape
  • Volubilis
  • Hassan tour
  • Hercule cave
  • bab Mansour
  • menara
  • Mint tea
  • Tagine
  • Traditional wear
  • Oranges
  • Fish
  • couscous
  • carpet making
  • pottery
  • horse riding
  • camel breeding
  • folklore
  • oasis
  • dunes
  • sea shores
  • ports
  • mountains
  • sand dunes

Functions/communication skills: Expressing opinions and beliefs

Asking about opinion or belief Giving answer about opinion or belief
  • In your opinions, what/who/where/why…….?
  • What do you think……..?
  • What/who do you believe ………?
  • What are your views about ………………..?
  • Don’t you think that …………….?
  • What/who do you think…………..?
  • I think that ………………
  • In my opinion,
  • As far as I am concerned………………………
  • To my mind ……………..
  • I believe ………………….
  • For me,……………………


  • Simple past tense

There two types of verbs in the simple past: Regular and Irregular

Regular verbs are verbs that takes the (ed) when changed to the past simple

  • Examples : watch  →  watched

Listen   listened

Irregular verbs have no rule

  • Examples:
    • do     →        did
    • be        →     was/were
    • have    →     had
    • speak   →    spoke
  • Use :‎
    We generally use the simple past tense to talk about:‎
    ‎             1.‎ something that happened once in the past/ for a finished action in the past‎
    • I met my wife in 1983.‎
    • We went to Spain for our holidays.‎
    • They got home very late last night
  • Time expressions used with simple past :‎
    • Yesterday
    • three weeks ago
    • last year , month, week, hour ………‎
    • in 2002‎
    • the previous week ,lesson, month…………‎


  • Articles : A / an / the
    • Indefinite articles : a / an

    “A” and “an” signal that the noun modified is indefinite, referring to any member of a group. For example:

    “My daughter really wants a dog for Christmas.” This refers to any dog. We don’t know which dog because we haven’t found the dog yet.

    • Definite Article: the

    The definite article is used before singular and plural nouns when the noun is specific or particular. The signals that the noun is definite, that it refers to a particular member of a group. For example:

    “The dog that bit me ran away.” Here, we’re talking about a specific dog, the dog that bit me.

Writing: Punctuation and capitalization

Capitalisation Punctuation
‎1-‎ names of people ( Peter – Asmae – Khalid )‎
‎2-‎ name of places ( Hassan Tower – Jamaa Lfna…)
‎3-‎ countries and cities ‎(Morocco – Rabat – Kenitra…)
‎4-‎ at the beginning of a sentence.
‎5-‎ titles in reading texts .
‎6-‎ days and months ( Monday – Friday – February …..
‎7-‎ public holidays and feasts ( The Independence Day – The Green March….)
‎8-‎ languages ( Arabic – English – French ….)
‎9-‎ titles of books and magazines ‎(La Boîte à Merveilles – Romeo and Juliet…)
‎.‎ period (or full stop)‎
‎,‎ comma
‎;‎ semicolon
‎:‎ colon
‎’‎ apostrophe
‎ “ ”‎ quotation marks double
‎?‎ question mark (or interrogation point)‎
‎!‎ exclamation point
‎-‎ hyphen
‎ ( )‎ parentheses (or brackets)‎
‎[ ]‎ brackets, square (or braces)‎


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  1. السلام عليكم أستاد الله إجازيك بخير إلى كان ممكن بغيت ص 15 محتاجا ليها

  2. ممكن نصائح تعلم الإنجليزية بسرعة جزاك الله خيرا شرفت المغرب أخي ممكن رد

  3. Thank you very much Sir. If you don’t mind Sir, I have a request, would you please provide me with the names of the Authors of the textbook “Gateway to English 2”? I’ll be grateful. Thank you in advance Sir

  4. Hi teacher. Thank u for ur efforts. But I can find nothing about ” Are u for or against the cultural heritage ” and I have it as a homework. Can u help me ?
    Thanks again.

  5. Hi Mr. Nabil!
    Thanks for the invaluable effort; it’s noble of you to create such a helping resource for the ELT community.

    (I would like to draw your attention to the second column in the 1st chart, which I think should say something like: Food, Clothing and Customs).

    Thank you

  6. salam Brother Nabil
    I hope you’re doing great. I’d like to thank you for the good job you did here.
    I wish you good luck

  7. thank you so much for the efforts you invested in doing this amazing job .
    Are there any lesson plans for these units ?

  8. Salam aleikul Brother. May Allah Bless you, your beloved ones, and the whole Ummah. We’re in dire need for Gateway 1 lesson plans. Please let us know if you upload any..the sooner the better inshaa’Allaah. keep going!

  9. Thanks a bunch Mr.Nabil for your efforts .THERE IS A MISTAKE IN (ABOUT THE AUTHOR) YOU WROTE ….. a teacher who have been teaching .I think it should be ….. a teacher who HAS been teaching

    • With pleasure 🙂
      As for what you thought is a mistake, in fact it is not.
      because “I am a high school English Teacher who have been teaching over more than 11 years now. ”
      that sentence normally is : I am a high school English Teacher + I have been teaching over more than 11 years now. those two sentences I joined them in one using the relative pronoun “who”. That “who” replaces the “I”. Thus “I have been” = “who have been”.
      And thanks a lot for your remark 🙂

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