Personal qualities

Personal qualities mind map

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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  1. Như Thủy
    Very useful . Thanks. I love using mindmap as well.
    01/12/2013 at 3:14 pm
  2. Olivera
    Great mind map!! Thanks!! What software did you use? Thanks in advance! Best!
    01/12/2013 at 7:07 pm
  3. Laura Meseguer
    Thanks for sharing!!
    01/12/2013 at 9:09 pm
  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.
    02/12/2013 at 3:23 am
  5. Doddy Nova
    Excellent 100X
    02/12/2013 at 5:24 am
  6. 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.
    02/12/2013 at 6:03 am
  7. girma
    Thanks. I love using mindmap as well
    02/12/2013 at 8:45 am
  8. I every time spent my half an hour to read this blog's posts all the time along with a mug of coffee.
    24/12/2013 at 10:11 pm
  9. Tomasz
    Very useful . Thanks. I love using mindmap as well. Great site of learning English.
    08/01/2014 at 11:39 pm
  10. nishu
    it's a unique way for me..i liked it.
    12/06/2014 at 9:45 am

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