Gateway 2 Unit 3: The Gifts of Youth

Gateway 2 Unit 3 The Gifts of Youth

Gateway 2 Unit 3: The Gifts of Youth

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, fearlessness, disposition to do something.

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.


Complain (verb)

Complaint (noun)

How to Make a Complaint?

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

  1. I have got a bit of a 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..

How to Respond 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

Click on this link to see How to Write a Cause and Effect Essay


    • 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.

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

  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 ?