There’s no “one size fits all” solution in ELT. Most comprehensible coursebooks in terms of vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening materials will have little effect unless the input they provide has personal relevance and emotional value for particular learners. Now, what happens when the coursebook gets in the “wrong hands”? In the best case scenario, there will be no progress achieved – the teacher will be “depositing” knowledge in his/her learners’ heads hoping that they will use the acquired knowledge one day (provided these “deposits” are still in place). While in the worst case scenario, it will kill any motivation of learners to learn and instill quite an unflattering perception of the learning process in general. This lesson plan addresses rather sensitive issues connected with people’s insecurities about their looks.
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. ― Plato.