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3 people found this helpful
on 4 April 2016
I bought this book about a month before getting my TEFL certification. I managed to forget all about it until about a month or two after I had completed my certification and I have been kicking myself for not remembering sooner.
I have found the book to be extremely useful to me - as a brand new teacher - in coming up with activities to use with my students. Before I remembered I had the book, I would trawl through the internet, trying to find something appropriate to use. Usually ending up distracted by something totally irrelevant. Now I usually go to this book first where I can usually find something good to use. It has saved me a lot of time!
The extra materials provided are so good as well - there's a bunch of pre-made boardgames, flashcards, etc. as well as blank versions. It's so nice to have these ready made as they look great, which I think is important, but is usually so time-consuming to make yourself. Shelley is also extremely helpful if you email her with questions. Great customer service :)
I don't know about hardened veterans, but I reckon this book is brilliant for new teachers who need a little help building up a mental catalogue of great ESL activities.