I am going to be in Africa teaching English for the next nine months. As a recently certified and very inexperienced ESL teacher, I was looking for something to give me ideas on how to teach and what to teach. I decided to order the Oxford Basics series, and I'm very glad I did. They are FULL of excelent ideas, and I definitely recommend them. If you are going to be teaching in a developing country, as I am, they are almost a necesity. Basically the only thing I will need to teach from this book is a dry erase board and marker. I will still have to supplement some of my own ideas and activities, but this is a great starting point. I would recommend buying the whole series, the books are meant to be used together, and for the price you can't go wrong!