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Gateway 2 Unit 1 Education

Gateway 2 Unit 1 Education

Gateway 2 Unit 1 Education” is a unit that introduces the topic of education in English. It covers a wide range of vocabulary, functions, grammar, and writing skills.


Vocabulary Gateway 2 Unit 1 Education

Types of Education

There are many types of education, but the most frequent ones are Formal, Non-formal, and informal education.

  • Formal education: refers to the types of learning that are taking place in an educational institution, where there is a syllabus and a teacher, and is usually recognized in a qualification or a certificate.
  • Non-formal education: refers to learning through a program (like formal education) but is not usually evaluated and does not lead to certification.
  • Informal education: refers to any learning resulting from activities related to our daily life.
  • Vocational education: Prepares learners for careers or professions related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.
  • Special education: Describes an educational alternative that focuses on the teaching of students with special (behavioral, health, academic, or physical) needs that cannot be met using traditional programs or techniques.
  • Inclusive education: It addresses the learning needs of children, youth, and adults, especially those who are vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.
  • Gifted education: is a broad term for special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented.
  • Basic education: The whole range of educational activities taking place in various settings (formal, non-formal, and informal) that aim at meeting basic learning needs such as reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Examples of Education

  • Formal education: Secondary school, vocational training workshop, university studies.
  • Non-formal education: Evening classes, literacy classes.
  • Informal education: Theater, television, daily life in general.


collocation is a pair of words that generally goes or occurs together. Here are some related to education.


  • Higher education
  • University graduate
  • Free classes
  • Learning needs
  • Mixed classes
  • Cultural background
  • Adult illiteracy
  • Education system/goals/background
  • School subject/year/uniform
  • Private lessons/institution/school
  • Equal opportunities/rights/status

Functions/Communication: Making Request

A request is asking someone to do a favor or for something. It’s essential to be polite when doing so. Making and responding to a request can be done in different ways. The following lines will show you how.

Making Request

  • Could you please…….?
  • Can you………….?
  • Will you……….?
  • Do …….(something)…… for me, please.
  • Is there any chance you could…?
  • Do …….(something)…… for me, will you?
  • Do you think you could………?
  • Could you possibly…….?
  • I wonder if you could………?
  • Do you mind (verb+ing)………? (it is like saying: Is there a problem if….?)
  • Would you mind (verb+ing)………? (it is like saying: Is there a problem if….?)

Responding to Request

Accepting Request

  • Yes, sure.
  • Sure.
  • Yes, of course.
  • Certainly yes.
  • With pleasure.
  • Sure, don’t worry.
  • Sure, no problem.

Refusing Request

  • Oh, sorry, I can’t.
  • I just can’t; I am sorry.
  • I am afraid but I can’t.
  • Certainly not.


  • Speaker 1: Could you please help me with this exercise?
  • Speaker 2: Yes, of course.

  • Speaker 1: Do you mind going with me to the market?
  • Speaker 2: No, I don’t mind (accepting request)

  • Speaker 1: Would you mind giving your brother a lift downtown?
  • Speaker 2: Yes. (refusing request).

  • Speaker 1: I wonder if you could repair this engine?
  • Speaker 2: Sure, don’t worry

Grammar: Gerund and Infinitive

Click here to see this lesson: GERUND AND INFINITIVE.

Writing: Linking Words

  • Adding information or emphasizing a statement: and, also as well as, moreover, furthermore, in addition, additionally, next, secondly, thirdly……
  • Making comparison: similarly, likewise, in the same way, equally…….
  • Expressing concession and contrast: although, however, yet, but, despite, whereas, in contrast, while, Conversely….
  • Providing reasons: for this reason, To this end, for this purpose, because, since, so that….
  • Explaining results: as, as a sequence, as a result, hence, therefore, thus, so…
  • Providing examples: for example, for instance, In other words, such as….
  • Drawing conclusions: as has been noted, finally, in brief, in short, to summarise, consequently, therefore, In Conclusion, In other words, accordingly ……


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  2. Thanks a lot for such a great job

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  4. Thank you M.Nabil , I consider you efforts and your website and I have chance to learn the true english from your interesing lessons an I hope q.Allah help u .well done ☺

    • You are most welcome, Anonymous. Thanks should go to you for your nice words 🙂

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  6. Loubna El marun Loubna El marun

    Thank you so much Mr Nabil … it’s very helpful 🙂

  7. Thanks so much. Your voice is not so clear. Try to improve the audio quality. ✌

  8. kind of you to share with us your experience in teaching. Nice to meet you

  9. Could you give as a list of formal informal non formal education

  10. a million thanks to you teacher for your efforts that you have made to make us successful

  11. a million thanks to you teacher for your efforts that you have made to make us successful

  12. thanks si nabil your website is great may ALLAH reward you;

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  14. I would like to thank u a lot for all, it’s really very important i hope i can be a successful teacher like u sir thanks again 🙂

    • There is nothing to thank for. It’s a duty.
      I believe I am not that successful teacher to be the same as.
      But still I have to say thank you for your warm speech 🙂

  15. Hello, Sir
    I would like to warmly thank you for the efforts you have made to make such an interesting Website . it s really very helpful for high school students . i have come across it by chance . you have been sharing the information . may Allah help you .

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  17. thanx a million Mr, Nabil

  18. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Thnks for ur efforts.thnks again for sharing ur efforts.

  20. Tnx ssi nabil though i see that our ss will just copy n paste for class participation

    • 🙂
      some of them may do that. But I think at least copying and pasting is an effort in itself 😀


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