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1st BacTicket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

Unit 1 Education

1- Vocabulary

School Buildings

· Schoolyard

· Classroom

· Dormitory

· Boarding school

· Laboratory

· Sports fields

· Auditorium

· Multimedia room

· Library

· Cafeteria

· Restrooms/toilets

School Subjects

· Maths

· Physics/chemistry

· Biology/geology

· Literature

· History/geography

· Islamic studies

· Physical education

· Foreign languages

· Arabic

· Civic education

· Philosophy

School Activities

· Exams-tests

· Scientific experiments

· Homework -assignment

· Break time

· Oral presentations

· Extra activities

· Open days

· Holidays

· Field trips

· Exhibitions

· lessons

Teaching / Learning Materials

· Blackboards

· Whiteboard

· Desks and tables

· Maps and posters

· Overhead projectors

· Video players

· Tablets

· Smart Phones

· TV set

· Bookshelves

· Laptops and desktops

· Internet connection

Functions/Communication Asking for and  Expressing Opinion

A- Asking about opinions

  • What do you think about….
  • In your opinion, …?
  • What’s your opinion….?
  • Do you have any particular views on …?
  • Are you for or against…..?
  • Do you think that …..?
  • If I asked your opinion about …………, what would you say?
  • Would I be right in saying …?
  • How do you feel about …?
  • Do you share the view that …?
  • Please tell me your opinion on …
  • Would you agree that …?
B- Expressing opinions
  • I think/ guess/ believe ..…
  • As far as I am concerned, …
  • To my mind, …
  • According to me, …
  • Some people may disagree with me, but …
  • As I see it, …
  • It seems to me that…
  • In my point of view / my opinion,…
  • From my point of view…
  • To the best of my knowledge, …
  • To my mind / To my way of thinking, …
  • I am of the opinion that…
  • I have come to the conclusion that …
  • Personally speaking / Speaking for myself, …
  • I’m no expert (on this), but …
  • I take the view that. ..
  • My personal view is that…
  • In my experience…
  • As far as I understand / can see/see it,…

C- Agreeing

  • I agree with you / I do agree you’re definitely right. 
  • I share the same view 
  • I couldn’t agree more. 
  • We seem to be on the same wavelength.
  • It’s so nice to meet someone who thinks that way too.
  • That is logical.
  • I can’t argue with that. 
  • (I have) No doubt about it.
  • That is a more convincing argument, I must admit.
  • That’s a good point. 
  • I see your point. 
  • (That) makes sense (to me).

D- Disagreeing

  • I’m afraid. I can’t agree with you.
  • No way.
  • I disagree with you.
  • I don’t agree with you.
  • That’s not always true.
  • You could be right, but…
  • It’s hard to argue with that, but…
  • I’m not sure I agree with you
  • I think you’re wrong
  • I can see a hole in that argument.
  • That’s not the way I see it.
  • Sorry, but I am not convinced.
  • It is quite old-fashioned to say that.


Alex: What do you think about single-sex schools, Suzy?
Suzy:  Well, I think that they will perform better in mixed schools
Alex: I do not share the same point of view.

Bob: Any initial thoughts on studying English at university?
Quinn: That sounds like a good idea.

Grammar: The Simple Past Tense

To see this lesson of the simple past click here

Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are words that finish with either -self or -selves. They are used when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same.

Personal pronouns

  • I
  • You (singular)
  • He 
  • She
  • It
  • We
  • You (plural)
  • They

Reflexive Pronouns

  • Myself
  • Yourself
  • Himself
  • Herself
  • Itself
  • Ourselves
  • Yourselves
  • Themselves

– Tom thinks of himself
– I did the exercise myself. No one helped me.
– Bob and Quinn blamed themselves for the accident.
reflexive pronouns cannot be used after Feel, relax, concentrate, meet.
Tom is upset, he can’t relax (not relax himself)
I need to concentrate (not concentrate myself)

Writing: A Paragraph

A good paragraph should have these elements:

  • A topic sentence
  • Supporting sentences
  • Concluding sentence
  • Linking words (and, also, Furthermore, because, first, finally, to sum up, etc)
  • Punctuation
What is a good paragraph


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