Personal qualities

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.

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Như Thủy

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

  2. Olivera

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


  3. Laura Meseguer

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Zdenda

    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

    Excellent 100X

  6. LPC Lab

    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

    Thanks. I love using mindmap as well

  8. pjs manteau

    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

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

  10. nishu

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

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