Unit Gifts of Youth Review

Unit Gifts of Youth Review

These exercises are meant to be Unit Gifts of Youth Review, which is part of Gateway 2 English 2 textbook. They deal with vocabulary, reading, grammar, communication and writing. Just go to the section you like and do the exercises. Don’t forget to post your answers in the comment section and get the answers

Vocabulary

A. classify these words according to the table:
Rebellious; vigorous; old-fashioned; intolerant; imaginative; strong-headed; creative; thoughtless; severe adventurous; bossy; careless; innovative; immature; talented; ambitious; untidy; disobedient; undemocratic; enthusiastic; obstinate; adventurous; mean; nosy; audacious; authoritarian.

Positive characteristics of Youth Negative characteristics of Youth
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COMMUNICATION

A. A client complains about a hotel room. Fill in the gaps with the missing words:
Anything – Talk – isn‘t – Dirty – Complaints – Chambermaids – Forgot – back – Possible – time
Guest: Excuse me, can I …………….. to the manager?
Receptionist: I‘m afraid he …………….. in. Is …………….. wrong, Madame?
Guest: Yes, there is. We have many …………….. about the room.
Receptionist: What‘s the problem?
Guest: Well, the bedroom is very …………….. and it smells bad. When was the last ……………..you cleaned the room?
Receptionist: Well, our …………….. clean the rooms every day.
Guest: Well, I think they ……………..to clean our room, and I‘m not going to stay there. I want my
money…
Receptionist: I‘m afraid that won‘t be ……………..
Guest: What?

B. Classify the following expressions in the table below:
– Oh! I‘m sorry about that.
– I have got a bit of problem here, you see……
– I am afraid I have to make a serious complaint,
– Oh dear, I am so sorry
– I‘m afraid there‘s nothing we can do about it actually.
– I just don‘t know how to say it but…
– Look, I‘m not really satisfied with the way you……
– I am angry about……..
– I can‘t tell you how sorry I am!
– I am sorry to have to say this, but……
– Oh, I‘m awfully sorry. 12) Sorry to bother you, but…

Making a complaint Accepting a complaint Rejecting a complaint
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D. What would you say in the following situations:
1. You can‘t see the board well because there‘s no electricity in the classroom. (complain to your teacher)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(Your teacher rejects the complaint)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. You ordered a pizza in a restaurant but it‘s not tasty (complain to the manager)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(The manager accepts the complaint)
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

E. Write your own sentences of making and responding to a complaint
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Grammar

A. Give the right meaning of the underlined phrasal verbs

  1. The door is open; come in!: ………………………………
  2. On Sundays, they always eat out: ………………………………
  3. You have to fill in the form before e-mailing it: ………………………………
  4. Nobody has found out who changed my password yet: ………………………………
  5. She shouldn’t give in now that she has almost achieved success: ……………………….
  6. When I had finished the test, I handed in my paper and left: ………………………………
  7. The teacher handed out the test sheets at 8:00 sharp: ………………………………
  8. The train had pulled out before we arrived. Therefore we were late: …………………….

B. Fill in each blank with a verb and a particle from the box. Use the verbs in the correct form
– Verbs: knock let hand come check
– Particles: in out
1. The little kid …………… a loud cry when he saw a monkey in the zoo.
2. When we got to the hotel, we …………… and went up straight to our room.
3. When Rim finished her exam, she …………… her paper …………… and went out.
4. Jack tried everything to remove that ink spot from his shirt but it didn‘t ……………
5. The boxer …………… his opponent …………… with a hard blow on the face.

C. Write sentences that contain phrasal verbs
1 – ………………………………………
2 – ……………………………………..
3 – ……………………………………..

Writing

A. Read the following examples and determine the cause clauses and the effect ones.
1. Leila worked hard all year; therefore, she got the best grade at school.
Cause: ……………………………………………….effect: ………………………………………………
2. I couldn‘t sleep last night because I had a terrible headache.
Cause: ……………………………………………….effect: ………………………………………………

B. Read the following essay and underline all cohesive devices= linking words.
Nowadays, we see a lot of people especially students resort to taking drugs such as cocaine and hashish. This phenomenon has been widespread in front of the doors of schools and public places. So, what are the causes that drive these youngsters to take up drugs, what effect this can have on their health and lives and how can we put an end to this dangerous phenomenon?
There are many reasons that push students to take up drugs.To begin with, the curiosity to experiment new things during the period of adolescence is the major cause of taking drugs. Moreover, the imitation of adults leads students to take up drugs. Furthermore, peer-pressure can cause some students to take up drugs because of the low self-esteem. Besides, some students take up drugs in order to search for euphoric state and forget their boredom and loneliness.
Taking drugs has terrible effects on people‘s health and life. First, taking drugs leads to many dangerous diseases like cancer, heart attack and emphysema. Not only taking drugs can cause diseases but also it‘s a slow way to death; that is, it can shorten the life of addicted people. In addition to this, taking drugs leaves the addicted with bad skin and breath which is why they often appear unhealthy and pale. To sum up, there are several things that the government can do to put an end to this serious phenomenon like prohibiting the selling of cigarettes near the educational institutions and public places.
However, in my opinion, parents should play an important role in controlling their children because many good students lead a bad direction in this crucial period; adolescence.

C. Answer the following questions
1. What does the essay talk about? ……………………………….
2. How many paragraphs are there? ………….
3. What is the difference between the first paragraph and the last paragraph?
……………………………………..
4. What is the difference between the second paragraph and the third paragraph?
……………………………………..

D. Write an essay about why some students take up smoking and what effect this can have on their lives.

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