Lesson Plan: Soft Skills

maze-1804511_1280What are soft Skills?

Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

Examples of Soft Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Teamwork Skills
  3. Interpersonal Skills
  4. Adaptability
  5. Presentation skills
  6. Leadership skills
  7. Research Skills
  8. Project Management Skills
  9. Problem Solving Skills
  10. Strong Work Ethic
  11. Coaching Skills
  12. Emotional Intelligence

Key Expressions

  1. She is an ethical person
  2. They have management abilities
  3. We are problem solvers
  4. I can work under pressure
  5. I can take criticism
  6. I am a great team player
  7. I am  a great communicator
  8.  I am adaptable to change.


Teacher gives a images in which the main 12 soft skills are detailed, then students are given a list of eleven soft skills, teacher reads sentences  from a Quizlet Set and students identify what soft skill the sentence is refering to.

Students match soft skills with behaviour related to those soft skills. The matching can be seen here 

Students assess what soft skills they have and what abilities they don’t have using a presentation

Teacher reads a description of a person that describes the soft skills that he has, the ones that he wishes to have and the ones that  they would like to see in their colleagues: Students complete a chart with the information: Example 1 and Example 2


Students create a dialogue in which an employer talks to a potential employee about his or her set of soft skills.

Post- Task

Students answer a quiz  about soft skills


Teaching Pronunciation: Front, Central and Back Vowels

Phonemic Chart - Screenshot


Students will be able to identify front, central and back vowels in spoken language


Teacher introduces the five back vowels and examples of it.

  1. The first of the high vowels is /uː/ (as in food)
  2. The second high vowel is /ʊ/ as in good.
  3. The vowel made with mid tongue elevation is /ɔ:/ (as in caught).
  4. The vowel with the lowest tongue elevation is /ɑ:/ (as in palm).
  5. The final vowel  with slightly higher tongue elevation and slightly retracted tongue position is the sound /ɒ/ (as  cot, pot and lot)

Then teachers review the front and central Vowels

There are 3 Central vowels

  1. / ʌ / as in cup
  2. / ɜː / as in Learn
  3. / ə / as in about

There are 5 front vowels

  1. / i: / as in beat
  2. / ei / as in bait
  3. / e / as in bet
  4. / ɪ / as in fist
  5. / æ / as in bat


Listening Challenge

Student listen to some tracks and identify one-syllable words and categorize them using the front, central and  backs vowels chart.

The tracks that they will listen are the following:

  1. Group 
  2. Group
  3. Group 
  4. Group 

Post- Task

Students  will answer a quiz about the topic



Lesson Plan: Requesting and Offering Help



Requesting and Offering  in order to solve different situations face to face or by email

Target Phrases

  1. Could you give me a hand?
  2. Would you mind helping me out?
  3. Can you do me a favor?
  4. Would you like a bit of help?
  5. I wonder if you could help me with that

How to respond to polite requests

  1. ok
  2. sure
  3. certainly
  4. no problem
  5. Yes
  6. Please
  7. Ok
  8. I am  afraid I can’t do it
  9. No, Thanks
  10. Thank you


  • I need to buy a product on amazon, can you help me with that?
  • How can I help you?
  • Would you mind helping me with the suitcases?
  • Yes, of course
  • My computer is not working, Could you help me?
  • Sure
  • I need a new laptop, could you help me ?
  • Yes, come over here
  • Could you lend me a few dollars?
  • sure, no problem


  • Teacher  gives students a wordle and students create polite requests and send them to the class whatsapp group. If the sentences made by the students are the exact ones that the teacher has, the team gets a point, the team with more points gets a chocolate or two.
  • Teacher gives a quizlet set of expressions  and students classify those expressions into expressions to give and ask for help.
    • Could you help me please?
    • Do you need my help?
    • I was wondering if you needed any help
    • Can I ask you a favor?
    • How may I help you?
    • Can you do me a favor?
    • Could you do that for me?
    • Would you mind giving me some help?
    • Would you do that for me?
    • What can I do for you sir?
    • How can I help you?
    • Could I use your phone?
    • Do you want me to help you?
    • Can I give you a hand?


Students are going to create a dialogue about askinf for help

Post- Task

Students answer an online form in which students have to fix  questions  that have something wrong with grammar