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Gateway 1 unit 5 : celebrations



Gateway 1 unit 5: celebrations

  • Vocabulary of the unit

Religious celebrations Local celebrations National celebrations Foreign celebrations
  •   Ashoura
  •   The birth of the Prophet
  •    Aid  Al Adha
  •    Islamic New year
  • –  Imilchil festival
  • –   Independence day
  • –   Festival of roses
  • –   Assila’s Festival
  • –   Wax lantern procession
  •    The green march
  •  The throne day
  • The Independence day
  •    New year
  •    Halloween
  •    Thanksgiving
  •    Christmas


  • Functions /communication skills  Expressing promise

Promises can be expressed with one of the following:

  • “I promise to come on time“ a student to his teacher
  • “ I will take you to the zoo if you keep calm “ a mother to her little son
  • She promised not to forget copybook
  • “ I swear , I will come on time “
  • Grammar

Relative pronouns

Relative pronouns are used to link/relate two ideas in a one sentence

The relative pronoun Refers to examples
Who Person The man who is sitting there is my friend’s father
Whose Possession The girl whose scarf is blue is my friendThis is George, whose brother went to school with me.
Which things The car, which was a taxi, exploded
Where Place I love the place where I grew up
Whom Persons( generally after prepositions) This is George’s brother, with whom I went to school.
That Persons/things I have a friend that I love a lotShe has a car that she cares a lot for


Passive voice

Form : the passive of an active tense is formed by putting the verb to be into the same tense as the active verb and adding the past participle of the active verb : BE + VERB (PAST PARTICIPLE )

  • Active: we keep the butter here     [ subject + verb + Object ]
  • Passive: the butter is kept here       [object + BE + VERB (PAST PARTICIPLE )  + subject]


Active tenses and their passive equivalents

Tense/verb form Active form Passive form
Present simplePresent continuousPast simple

Past continuous

Present perfect

Past perfect

Future simple


Perfect conditional



KeepsIs keepingKept

Was keeping

Has kept

Had kept

Will keep

Would keep

Would have  kept

To keep

Must /can… keep

Is keptIs being keptWas kept

Was being kept

Has been kept

Had been kept

Will be kept

Would be kept

Would have been kept

To be kept

Must/can… be kept

  • Writing

A good paragraph should include at least the following elements:

  • A clear topic sentence.
  • Enough supporting sentences
  • Avoid mistakes in :
  • Spelling
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • grammar

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