Gateway 2 unit 3 : The Gifts of Youth

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 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.
NounsAdjectives
VitalityVital
imaginationImaginative
PassionPassionate
TalentTalented
AudacityAudacious
EnthusiasmEnthusiastic
SkillSkillful
vigorVigorous
adventureAdventurous
Couragecourageous
motivationMotivated
creativitycreative
Ambitionambitious
GiftGifted

Some Youth think adults are: old-fashioned, intolerant, severe, bossy, undemocratic, mean, nosy, authoritarian

Some Adults think youths are: rebellious, intolerant, strong-headed, thoughtless, careless, immature, untidy, disobedient, adventurous.

Idiomatic expressions 

an Idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words. It rather 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 colors.
  • Be a cold fish: be a person who is distant and unfeeling. He rarely talks to his colleagues. He’s a cold fish.
  • A bad penny refers to a person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted that is likely to reappear, particularly at inconvenient times.
  • Hard to swallow: something Hard to swallow is Difficult to believe

Functions/communication: Complaints

What is a complaint?

A complaint is expressing displeasure or discontent about a situation or an event.

NOTICE:

Complain (verb)

Complaint (noun)

Making complaints

Making complaints can be done with different statements or expressions that introduce your displeasure or discontent. A direct complaint can be considered as rude or even impolite.

  1. I have got a bit of problem here, you see…………………
  2. I am afraid I have to make a serious complaint
  3. I just don’t know how to say it but,…………………………
  4. Look, I’m not really satisfied with the way you…………
  5. I am in the obligation of saying that……….
  6. I have a serious complaint about………….
  7. I have been patient long enough, but……………
  8. I want to complain about….
  9. Excuse me if I’m out of line, but…
  10. There may have been a misunderstanding about…
  11. I’m sorry to bother you, but..

Responding to complaints

a- Accepting complaints

  1. I do apologize for…
  2. I must apologize for…
  3. I apologize for…
  4. I’d like to apologize for…
  5. I am so sorry for…
  6. I shouldn’t have…
  7. It’s all my fault.
  8. I’m ashamed of…
  9. Please, forgive me for…
  10. Excuse me for …
  11. I’m terribly sorry for…
  12. Pardon me for this…
  13. Please, forgive me for my….
  14. Please, accept my apologies for…

b- Rejecting complaints

  1. Well, I’m afraid there is nothing we can do about it actually.
  2. I’m afraid there isn’t much we can do about it.

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

Writing: Cause and Effect Essay

In cause/effect essay you discuss the causes (reasons) for something, effects (results) or both causes and effects of something.

IIntroduction

Explanation of the issue

IIBody

  • Paragraph one: Causes
    A. 1st cause.
    B. 2nd cause.
    C. 3rd cause.
  • Paragraph two: effects
    A. First effect.
    B. Second effect.
    C. Third effect.

III. Conclusion

State a summary of your point of view.

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I. Introduction
…………………………. is a serious matter/issue/phenomenon that……………..threatens/affects…………….negatively/positively. It is the outcome of different reasons and of course, it has several………. effects too. I am going t shed lights on both causes and consequences of ………………...

II. Body
There are several/numerous/plenty of reasons behind ………..(the subject you are discussing) ………………... To begin with, …………(1st cause)……………. Next, ..…….(2nd cause)…………………….. In addition to this, …………………………(3rd cause)………...………..(your subject matter)………….leads to different consequences/results/effects. Firstly…………(1st effect)……………. Secondly, ……………..(2nd effect)………..Thirdly, ………….(3rd effect)……………….

III. Conclusion
As mentioned before, …………(your subject matter)……….has many effects on …………………………. Hence there are numbers of measures to be taken urgently. First ………………second……………………………………finally……………………..

Review this unit

Unit Gifts of Youth Review

30 COMMENTS

  1. what a good language you do have!keep going sir
    this is a very helpful website
    thankies

  2. what about the plan you think will bring about some positve changes in your school
    you don’t have any exemple for me please ?

  3. thank you sir . what about the writing ?

  4. Merci Monsieur. Quelle abnégation !

  5. Mr NAdil please i have an exam tomorrow about this unit and i don’t know what i should revise for writting

    • This depends on what your teacher told you he or she is going to examine you in. I cannot tell you anything about that.

      • We just do a writing about the difference of the generation that’s it what can you give me like a advice from revising and thank you so much

  6. U r a gr8 help to us gr8 teacher. Allah blesa u.

  7. I’m making a presentation about this unit ! Can I get some advices?

    • If you are going to talk about the vocabulary, then you can base your presentation on the qualities that distinguish youth from other periods of life.
      You can also talk about some gifted youths as well.

  8. thank you teacher for help me

  9. lam afm ostad li hada darss wa l2n 3ndi fard mokin mosa3ada

  10. thanx dear teacher. great effort!!
    all the best

  11. Do you mind if i use your lessons and exercises with my students bro? plz

  12. thank you sir for your endless efforts.

  13. barakallahou fika wa jazaka koulla khayr.

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