Personal qualities

Posted on Nov 30 2013 - 6:08am by Zdenda

Students often find the vocabulary for personal qualities really difficult to learn and understand. Here I try to present the vocabulary in a slightly different way and give the students a chance to practise the personal qualities in games.


Personal qualities vocabulary – video

Start your learning with this video. Repeat the words with a native (American) speaker and read the definitions of the words.

Personal qualities vocabulary – infographic

Here is a mind map where I tried to organise the personal qualities into reasonable and memorable categories.
Personal qualities mind map

Personal qualities vocabulary – interactive quiz

And now it is high time to practise the new vocabulary in games.

To play the En Garde game, download the file and open it in Adobe Reader. Then click the picture and the game will start.  Your task is to choose the correct answer and then stop the target as close to the centre as possible. Hopefully, you will be faster and more accurate then your opponent. The game is in Flash and will play only on desktops:

Personal qualities Wordsearch.

To be the first to learn about our latest games and activities follow us on TWITTER:

Free graded readers

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Như Thủy 01/12/2013 at 3:14 pm -

    Very useful . Thanks. I love using mindmap as well.

  2. Olivera 01/12/2013 at 7:07 pm -

    Great mind map!!
    What software did you use?
    Thanks in advance!


  3. Laura Meseguer 01/12/2013 at 9:09 pm -

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Zdenda 02/12/2013 at 3:23 am -

    This one is created with Inspiration. But I will probably stay with Maple Mind. It is cheaper and does the same job.
    Glad you like it.

  5. Doddy Nova 02/12/2013 at 5:24 am -

    Excellent 100X

  6. LPC Lab 02/12/2013 at 6:03 am -

    Hi there, I noticed that most of the vocab there are adjectives, and spotted that you have nouns (“Optimist” & “Pessimist”). Probably it’s nothing, but just wanted to check on that.

  7. girma 02/12/2013 at 8:45 am -

    Thanks. I love using mindmap as well

  8. pjs manteau 24/12/2013 at 10:11 pm -

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this blog’s posts
    all the time along with a mug of coffee.

  9. Tomasz 08/01/2014 at 11:39 pm -

    Very useful . Thanks. I love using mindmap as well.
    Great site of learning English.

  10. nishu 12/06/2014 at 9:45 am -

    it’s a unique way for me..i liked it.

Leave A Response