Trevek 26 | 1,700 21 Mar 2010 #1I have recently come across some really lousy books which I am supposed to use to try and teach students.I realise some teachers really don't like books, but that's another question.I'm curious to know which books both teachers and students have used which they like or dislike.For me:Headway; boring but safe. Can be used as a base and supplemented.Old Countdown: Good book, generally. Shame they stopped doing it.New Countdown; OK, but a bit teen orientated and the first edition had a mountain of typoes in it.Laser pre-FCE. Patronising, dumbed down teen-aimed rubbish.Making Progress: should be 'Faking Progress'. If the ghost of Linda Lovelace possessed a hoover it couldn't suck as much as this book.Ready for FCE: Decent book, can be supplemented fairly well. Don't like the solid page of grammar, tho'.Inside Out: Good for speaking and interaction.Any other ideas?