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Personality adjectives

See also:
describing people - personality

The following ESL resources are available for Personality adjectives:

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Reading passages
Sleep position gives personality clue (165)
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

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)