No. This is a digital book of games and activities in PDF format. On ordering you immediately receive an email with your download information. You download the book and save it to your computer. You can jump around in the ebook on screen using all the links from the detailed index to the games. You can also print. The digital book does not have many pictures so it is not heavy to download. In addition you have the security of being able to print it and thus have a hard copy to had too.
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The games and activities are ideal for both ESL and EFL. You adapt the level of difficulty to suit that of your students. The activities are highly flexible and can be used to teach any vocabulary, grammar or language. There are many games which are disguised language drills and these are most useful for beginners and intermediates. There are also many activities that target fluency. Most of these are for the intermediates and up but there are also fluency activities for the beginners.
Yes absolutely. The flexible and adaptable nature of the activities means you can use them in many teaching situations. Variants are given for large classes and small groups. If you have a large class much of the time you will have them split into smaller groups for maximum speaking practise.
There are games for all levels. Many games can be used with all levels as the teacher decides the level of difficulty. The drill type games are most adapted to beginners and intermediates and can be used sparingly with advanced speakers to iron out persistent errors. A number of the fluency activities are best for intermediate to advanced only.
This is not a problem. You do need either access to internet to look at the book on screen or access to a printer so you may print it. As far as materials go for using the games and activities you need a classroom board, pens and paper for most of the games. Many activities require no materials at all. Some games can be enhanced by the use of minor props but these are usually optional.
Yes absolutely. The games can be used for any topics so the teacher can choose topics the students are interested in. There are ideas through out the book on how to engage students by having them select topics themselves and incorporating these into the activities.
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