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You and your skills

That's me!

Giving personal information is not only about saying what your name is or how old you are. In your CV, include some adjectives that describe your personality.

At the end of this section, you will have...

  • Learnt adjectives to describe personality.
  • Practised Present Simple sentences.
  • Asked a questionnaire.
  • Practised so, because, that is why  to give reasons.
  • Presented a classmate's profile.

Let us start by listening to some people describing their personalities. Enter the ello.org site and comment with a partner on their good qualities. 

Answer the questions below.

  • Do you share any of these people's qualities?
  • What qualities do you think are the most important?
  • How do you see yourself? What are you like?

Enter the Primary Resources site and think about the positive qualities that define your personality. Ask your classmates for their opinion about your personality with the questions that you can find  at the iteslj site. You can use the worksheet at the One Stop English website to take notes of some new adjectives that both you and your classmates use to describe your own personality.

Have some more practice on personality adjectives at the English exercises site. Check the meaning of these adjectives at the Saber ingles site.

Sign in at Canva and create a list poem about yourself with some of the adjectives that you have collected. Publish the poem on your 'Key vocabulary' page, in your Weebly site.  You can also share your list poem with your classmates on Pinterest. Comment on the qualities that some of your classmates have used to describe their own personalities and think about the right job for them according to their character.

Whether you comment orally or by posting on Pinterest, justify your opinion with expressions such as because, that is why, so, etc. which you can revise at the English Grammar site and practise at the Perfect-English-grammar site.

The perfect match!

Apart from personality traits, another way of describing your personality is by saying what subjects you prefer and why you prefer them to others. In this way, people can get to know about your skills and interests. 

Do you think all the subjects that you study at school are really important to your future career? Comment your ideas with a partner.

Enter the elllo.org site  and listen to Martin and Tom speaking about the most important school subjects, from their point of view.

  • Do you agree with their opinion?
  • Which subjects are not necessary, from your point of view?  What subject/-s could you add? Why?

Enter the English exercises website to practise school subject-related vocabulary. Make sure that you know how to use expressions to talk about your likes and interests because you will need them in the mission that you are about to carry out.

Read the students' profiles at the iesffg website and comment with a partner with which students you share more personality traits and/or favourite subjects.

Please, pay attention to the following guidelines so that you can perform your mission accurately.

  • Your teacher will put you in groups of four students.
  • Create a personal profile of someone who you would like to hire in your company. Agree on your profile in terms of personality, opinion about subjects and skills, that is, what s/he is like, their skills and favourite subjects. Enter thePlotr site and find out more about skills and strengths.
  • Prepare a questionnaire with adequate questions which enable you to find out your classmates' personality traits and skills. You will also answer to other groups' questions so we encourage you to enter the English pond site and practise expressions to say how good you are at something or what skills you have.
  • Once you finish your questionnaire, go around the classroom and ask the questions to several 'candidates'. Write down their answers and, in your group, decide on the ideal candidate for the job. Publish your questionnaire on a page that you will entitle 'My digital resources'  in your Weebly site. You can share the questionnaire with the rest of classmates on Pinterest. Read  other groups' questionnaire and suggest any questions that you consider as important so that they can improve it.
  • On a fixed day, you will present your candidate in front of your classmates. In your presentation, refer to the type of job that you offer, the tasks that this job implies and justify your candidate's choice (what personality traits, skills and interests make this person the ideal candidate).

Your teacher will assess your work by taking into account the criteria included in the 'Rubric for assessing a questionnaire'. The presentation in front of the class-group will be evaluated according to the 'Rubric for assessing a presentation'.

Learning Diary

As you did in the previous section, reflect on how you have performed this mission in your Learning Diary.

Create a new post on your blog with the title  'You and your skills' and answer the following questions:

  • What are the most difficult aspects?
  • What tool was the most difficult for you to work with?
  • What do you think is the most important aspect you have learned?
  • Are there any aspects you didn't understand?

Do not forget it would be great if you shared these feelings and thoughts with your classmates. You will have 10 or 15 minutes to complete this part.