Gateway 1 Unit 3 Media

According to, The word media means:

(usually used with a plural verb) the means of communication, such as radio and television, newspapers, and magazines that reach or influence people widely

Vocabulary Gateway 1 unit 3: Media

  • Cinema: director-actor – script – cameraman – audience
  • Television: Talk show – documentary – correspondent – serial – weather forecast – viewers – sitcoms – presenter –episode
  • Press: Headlines – editor – article – editorial column – front page – journalist
  • Internet: Surfing – email – homepage – website – search engine – surfer – blogging

Functions/Communication Skills: Expressing Interest And Surprise

Expressing interest

  • That’s lucky!
  • Oh, really?
  • That’s interesting.
  • It is fascinating 
  • It’s a good idea

Expressing surprise 

  • Wow! 
  • Tell me more.
  • Really?
  •  I didn’t know that!
  • Oh, I see. 
  • Gee, I had no idea.

Grammar: The Present Perfect 

The Form: Have/has + Past Participle


I / You / We / They have done the exercise.

He / She / It has done the exercise.


I / You / We / They have not seen this film.

He / She / It has not eaten the food.


Have you/we/they eaten dinner?

Has he/she/it gone this way?

The Use:

  • It is generally used for an action that started in the past and has continued until the present
  • For recent actions
  • Expressions used with the present perfect: For/since / already / yet / just / never /ever / recently / lately


  • She has lived in New York City for ten years. (She started living in New York City in the past, and she continues to live there in the present.)
  • I have just finished reading that book. (I finished reading the book very recently, maybe just a few moments ago.)
  • Has she ever traveled abroad? (At any point in her life, did she travel to a foreign country?)


Formal vs. informal letter

Coming soon



  1. Thanks a lot dear Nabil. I find your website very interesting and so helpful. Wish you the best of luck and more progress forward inchaa allah

  2. Dear teacher i like your lessens very muth but it will be better if its more clear then then i didnt even undrestend the present prefect coild yu please expline more and thanks a lott

  3. Dear teacher, do you have the listening scripts for 1st year BACC level downloaded online? If yeans, I would be grateful if share. Thanks a lot for your efforts.


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