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Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221


Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221: A Review




Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221 is the third level of the Face2face series, a popular coursebook for English learners published by Cambridge University Press. It is suitable for learners who have completed the elementary level or who have an equivalent level of English. It covers the CEFR level A2-B1, which means that by the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.



  • deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.



  • produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.



  • describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.



The coursebook consists of 12 units, each with four lessons: A, B, C and D. The A and B lessons focus on vocabulary and grammar, while the C and D lessons focus on functional language and skills. Each unit also has a Real World section that provides authentic listening and reading texts, as well as a Progress Portfolio that helps you review and reflect on your learning. The coursebook also comes with a DVD-ROM that contains interactive exercises, video clips, podcasts and a self-study section.


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Some of the features that make Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221 an effective and enjoyable coursebook are:


  • It uses a communicative approach that encourages interaction and collaboration among learners.



  • It provides clear and comprehensive grammar explanations and practice activities.



  • It introduces new vocabulary in context and recycles it throughout the course.



  • It offers a variety of engaging topics and tasks that reflect real-life situations and interests.



  • It integrates the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a balanced way.



  • It develops learners' confidence and fluency through regular pronunciation work and speaking activities.



  • It supports learners' autonomy and self-assessment through the DVD-ROM and the Progress Portfolio.



If you are looking for a coursebook that will help you improve your English level from A2 to B1, Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221 might be a good choice for you. You can find more information about the coursebook and sample units on the [Cambridge University Press website] or download the [Teacher's Book] for free. You can also join the [online discussion group] to share your opinions and experiences with other learners and teachers. In this review, I will give you an overview of some of the units and lessons in Face2face Pre-intermediate Second Edition 221 and share my personal impressions and tips on how to use the coursebook effectively.


Unit 1: Socialising




The first unit of the coursebook is about socialising, which is an important skill for any language learner. You will learn how to:


  • greet people and make small talk



  • describe your personality and appearance



  • talk about your family and friends



  • invite someone to do something and accept or decline invitations



  • make arrangements and confirm details



The A lesson introduces some common phrases for greeting people and making small talk, such as "How are you?", "Nice to meet you", "What do you do?" and so on. You will listen to a conversation between two people who meet for the first time at a party and practice using the phrases in similar situations. You will also learn some adjectives to describe your personality and appearance, such as "friendly", "shy", "tall", "blonde" and so on. You will read a text about a famous actor and his personality and appearance and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The B lesson focuses on the grammar point of the present simple and present continuous tenses. You will learn how to use them to talk about facts, routines, habits, actions happening now or around now, future plans and arrangements. You will listen to a conversation between two friends who are talking about their families and friends and practice using the tenses in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to family and friends, such as "cousin", "nephew", "flatmate", "colleague" and so on. You will read a text about a famous singer and her family and friends and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The C lesson teaches you how to invite someone to do something and accept or decline invitations. You will learn some useful expressions for making invitations, such as "Would you like to...?", "How about...?", "Do you fancy...?" and so on. You will also learn some polite ways to accept or decline invitations, such as "That sounds great", "I'm afraid I can't", "Maybe another time" and so on. You will listen to a conversation between two colleagues who are inviting each other to do different things and practice using the expressions in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to leisure activities, such as "go to the cinema", "play tennis", "have a picnic" and so on. You will read a text about a famous footballer and his leisure activities and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The D lesson shows you how to make arrangements and confirm details. You will learn some useful expressions for making arrangements, such as "What time shall we meet?", "Where shall we meet?", "How shall we get there?" and so on. You will also learn some ways to confirm details, such as "OK, so...", "Let me just check...", "Can you repeat that?" and so on. You will listen to a conversation between two friends who are making arrangements to go out for dinner and practice using the expressions in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to places in a town, such as "restaurant", "museum", "park" and so on. You will read a text about a famous writer and his favourite places in his town and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know. Unit 2: Travel




The second unit of the coursebook is about travel, which is a common topic for many English learners. You will learn how to:


  • talk about your travel experiences and preferences



  • describe places and give directions



  • book a hotel room and check in



  • buy tickets and check in at the airport



The A lesson introduces some common phrases for talking about your travel experiences and preferences, such as "I've been to...", "I'd love to go to...", "I prefer to travel by..." and so on. You will listen to a conversation between two people who are talking about their travel experiences and practice using the phrases in similar situations. You will also learn some adjectives to describe places, such as "beautiful", "crowded", "expensive" and so on. You will read a text about a famous explorer and his travel experiences and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The B lesson focuses on the grammar point of the present perfect and past simple tenses. You will learn how to use them to talk about past actions and situations that have a connection with the present or a specific time in the past. You will listen to a conversation between two friends who are talking about their holidays and practice using the tenses in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to holidays, such as "beach", "mountain", "museum" and so on. You will read a text about a famous traveller and his holidays and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The C lesson teaches you how to describe places and give directions. You will learn some useful expressions for describing places, such as "It's near...", "It's opposite...", "It's on the corner of..." and so on. You will also learn some ways to give directions, such as "Go straight on", "Turn left", "Take the second exit" and so on. You will listen to a conversation between two people who are asking for and giving directions in a city and practice using the expressions in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to places in a city, such as "bank", "post office", "parking lot" and so on. You will read a text about a famous city and its attractions and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know.


The D lesson shows you how to book a hotel room and check in. You will learn some useful expressions for booking a hotel room, such as "Do you have any rooms available?", "How much is it per night?", "Can I pay by credit card?" and so on. You will also learn some ways to check in at a hotel, such as "I have a reservation", "Can I see your passport?", "Here is your key" and so on. You will listen to a conversation between a hotel receptionist and a guest who is booking a room and checking in and practice using the expressions in similar situations. You will also learn some vocabulary related to hotels, such as "single room", "double room", "breakfast included" and so on. You will read a text about a famous hotel and its facilities and then write a similar text about yourself or someone you know. Unit 3: Work




The third unit of the coursebook is about work, which is a relevant topic for many English learners. You will learn how to:


  • talk about your job and your daily routine



  • describe your skills and abilities



  • apply for a job and write a CV



  • have a job interview and negotiate salary



The A lesson introduces some common phrases for talking about your job and your daily routine, such as "I work as a...", "I'm responsible for...", "I us


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