This is a concise summary of Gateway 1 Unit 8: Social Problems designed for Moroccan 1st-year baccalaureate students. It contains the necessary elements students should know in this unit. This summary contains vocabulary, functions, and grammar.
Some social problems:
Unemployment – People With Special Needs – Violence – Against Women – Shanty Towns – Racism – Immigration – Illiteracy – Dangerous Diseases – Poverty – Road Accidents – Homeless Children – Beggars
Functions: Making Suggestions
Suggestion: is an idea, a plan, or a possibility that someone mentions
Some Expressions of suggestions:
Why don’t + subject…
Let’s + infinitive…
I suggest + gerund ( verb+ing)
What / how about + gerund
Why don’t we go on a picnic?
Let’s go on a picnic
I suggest going on a picnic
What / how about going on a picnic
Grammar: The reported speech (direct to indirect)
As a direct object when the object is the same as the subject of the verb:
ex: I did the exercise myself. No one helped me
Be careful with that knife. You might cut yourself.