Gateway B2+ Unit 2: ON THE ROAD

An analysis of how the published materials used in the student's book are designed to develop skills

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1. SECTION 1: READING

1.1. LANGUAGE SKILL (input): Reading for gist and for detail

1.1.1. ACTIVITY: Read an article about the legal minimum age for learning to drive "Ready for the road"

1.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Speaking

1.2.1. ACTIVITY: Discuss the importance of having a driving licence and the age limitations for driving

1.3. LANGUAGE SYSTEM: Vocabulary

1.3.1. TOPIC: Compound nouns: cars and the road

1.3.1.1. ACTIVITY: Matching to text and complete sentences

1.3.2. TOPIC: Phrasal verbs: rules and laws

1.3.2.1. ACTIVITY: Matching to text

2. SECTION 4: CLICK ONTO

2.1. LANGUAGE SKILL (input): Listening

2.1.1. ACTIVITY: Listen to radio programme about electric cars

2.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Speaking

2.2.1. ACTIVITY: Talk about the consequences of electric engines being silent

3. SECTION 2: GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT

3.1. LANGUAGE SYSTEM: Grammar

3.1.1. TOPIC: Modal verbs: obligation, permission, permission, advice and criticism

3.1.1.1. ACTIVITY: Completing sentences

3.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Speaking

3.2.1. ACTIVITY: Talk about specific situations using modal verbs

4. SECTION 5: LISTENING

4.1. LANGUAGE SKILL (input): Listening for specific information and inferring

4.1.1. ACTIVITY: Listen to a podcast about the most dangerous road in the world

4.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Speaking

4.2.1. ACTIVITY: Talk about the photo provided and discuss unanswered questions

5. SECTION 7: DEVELOPING WRITING

5.1. LANGUAGE SKILLS (input and output): Reading and speaking

5.1.1. ACTIVITY: Read an opinion essay and two blogs and discuss them

5.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Writing

5.2.1. ACTIVITY: Use phrases from Writing Bank and examples to write an opinion essay

6. SECTION 6: DEVELOPING SPEAKING

6.1. LANGUAGE SKILL (input): Listening for specific information

6.1.1. ACTIVITY: Listen to the description of a task

6.2. LANGUAGE SKILL (output): Speaking

6.2.1. ACTIVITY: Apply useful language used in Speaking Bank to compare and contrast pictures

6.3. LANGUAGE SYSTEM: Grammar

6.3.1. TOPIC: Modal verbs: speculation, deduction, possibility and probability AND might

6.3.1.1. ACTIVITY: Complete sentences

7. SECTION 3: DEVELOPING VOCABULARY

7.1. LANGUAGE SYSTEM: Vocabulary

7.1.1. TOPIC: Collocations with TAKE, MAKE and DO

7.1.1.1. ACTIVITY: Complete sentences, create a table, rewrite sentences