Gateway 2 Unit 4 Women and Power

This post summarizes the essential points of “Gateway 2 Unit 4 Women and Power.” It discusses the vocabulary, functions, grammar, and writing elements of the unit. Reading this post will help you understand the material and do well on your national exam.


Vocabulary Gateway 2 Unit 4

  • Stereotype: an exaggerated or wrong image of the characteristics of a particular group.
  • Violence: actions or words that are intended to hurt people.
  • Feminism: a movement that claims to advocate the rights of women.
  • Self-confidence: a belief in one’s own abilities and skills.
  • International Women’s Day: an occasion celebrated by women’s groups worldwide on March 8th.
  • Emancipation: freeing someone socially and politically.
  • Polygamy: having more than one spouse/wife.
  • Gender: male or female.

Prefixes and Suffixes

1. Prefixes

A prefix is a group of letters at the beginning of a word that changes the word’s meaning.

Example: dis – pre – contr – anti – re – out – co – mis – post

Disappear – prehistoric – antibiotic – re-elect – post-war – outnumbered – co-exist – misunderstand

2. Suffixes

A suffix is a group of letters at the end of a word that changes its meaning and often its part of speech.

Example: -cy –al -ance -ence –ism -able, -ible

privacy- refusal – maintenance – eminence – communism – edible, presentable.

Click here to see a list of  Common Prefixes and Suffixes.

Functions: Apology (saying sorry)

Making Apology

  • I do apologize for…
  • I must apologize for…
  • I apologize for…
  • I want to apologize for …
  • I am so sorry for …
  • I shouldn’t have…
  • It’s all my fault.
  • I’m ashamed of …
  • Please, forgive me for…
  • Excuse me for …
  • I’m sorry for …..
  • Pardon me for this…
  • Please, forgive me for my….
  • Please, accept my apologies for …

Accepting Apology

  • That’s all right.
  • Never mind.
  • Don’t apologize.
  • It doesn’t matter.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t mention it.
  • That’s OK.
  • I quite understand.
  • You couldn’t help it.
  • Forget about it.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • No harm done.

Grammar: Passive Voice

To see the lesson on the Passive voice, click on this link.

Writing: Argumentative / Opinion Essay

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  1. hello teacher i have problem about the passive voice

  2. Hi there, where is the text related to women and power? Thank you

  3. Hi teacher I have problem about passive voice


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