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Personality adjectives

See also:
describing people - personality

The following ESL resources are available for Personality adjectives:

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How six common sleep positions are linked to certain personality types. (600 words) Personality adjectives include: tough, shy, sensitive, easy-going, social, trusting, gullible, open, suspicious, cynical, quiet, reserved, gregarious, brash, nervy, thin-skinned



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 3 Dating  Page 28 
Practise reading setences with schwas marked.
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 9 Attraction  Page 84 
(1) Adding suffixes to adjectives escribing personality to make other memebers of word family; (2) Matching prefixes with stems (personality adjectives) absent + minded etc.
Unit 3 Money  Page 28 
Read money sayings, underlined schwas, listen and check.
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 4 The mind  Page 41   Vocaubulary
Qualities of mind
Speakout Advanced Student's Book book cover 

Speakout Advanced Student's Book

Antonia Clare   JJ Wilson   
Unit 1 Origins  Page 12   personality test
Radio programme about the Myers-Briggs Test Indicator

Photocopiable resource books

Advanced Communication Games book cover 

Advanced Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
4 The Gossip Game  Page 4 
Role play with 20 (long) role cards in which neighbours exchange information about each other and end by completing a questionnaire.
Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
17 - Office politics  Page 17 
Role play with role cards. Someone in the office is going to be promoted. Give your opinions and try to find out what others think of you.

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
18 Age matters  Page 18 
categorizing words - activities, personality adjectives etc by age group
Progress check 16 - 20 Star qualities  Pages 16 - 20
Match people with their star signs according to personality descriptions


Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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