Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

1- Vocabulary: Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education

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

2- Functions/communication

Asking for and expressing an 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 correct 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, …
  • In my view, …
  • 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 right. 
  • I share the same view.
  • I couldn’t agree more. 
  • We are on the same wavelength.
  • It’s so lovely 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.
  • That’s a good point. 
  • I see your point. 
  • (That) makes sense (to me).

D- Disagreeing

  • I respect your point, but I can’t entirely agree with it.
  • No way.
  • I see what you mean, but I’m not entirely convinced.
  • I have a different opinion than yours.
  • That’s only sometimes true.
  • You could be correct, but…
  • It’s hard to argue with that, but…
  • I’m not sure I agree with you
  • I think you might be 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 pretty 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.


The Simple Past Tense

To see this lesson of the simple past click here.

Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are words that finish with either -self (singular) or -selves (plural). They are used when a sentence’s subject and object are the same.

Personal pronounsReflexive Pronouns
You (singular)Yourself
You (plural)Yourselves

Examples of reflexive pronouns

– Tom thinks of himself

– I did the exercise myself. No one helped me.

– Bob and Quinn blamed themselves for the accident.


Reflexive pronouns are not used after verbs like feel, relax, concentrate, or meet.

Tom is upset; he can’t relax (not relax himself)

I need to concentrate (not concentrate myself)

Ten examples of reflexive pronouns

Here are ten examples of reflexive pronouns in sentences:

  • I hurt myself when I fell off the bike.
  • You should be proud of yourself for finishing the project on time.
  • He talked to himself while he was walking down the street.
  • She gave herself a pat on the back for acing the exam.
  • The cat licked itself clean after eating its dinner.
  • We enjoyed ourselves at the concert last night.
  • You need to take care of yourselves by eating healthy and exercising regularly.
  • They congratulated themselves on a job well done.
  • She bought herself a new dress for the party.
  • He reminded himself to call his mother later.

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

Example of a good paragraph

Social media has become a significant part of teenagers’ lives. It enables them to connect with friends, share updates, and express their thoughts. Yet, excessive social media use can have adverse effects. It can lead to decreased productivity, limited face-to-face interactions, and feelings of loneliness. Additionally, the constant comparison on social media can negatively impact self-esteem. Despite its drawbacks, responsible and balanced use of social media can still offer teenagers valuable communication and learning opportunities.




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