English Lessons: How to Talk about Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Soft Skills – Communication Skills


  1. Student will be able to discuss the importance of the ability to communicate well

Communication Skills Definition

The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in. Workers in the digital age must know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email and social media.


Top Ten Communication Skill for Workplace Successs

  1. Listening
  2. Non-verbal communication
  3. Clarity and Consicion
  4. Friendliness
  5. Confidence
  6. Empathy
  7. Open-Mindedness
  8. Respect
  9. Feedback
  10. Picking the right medium

Lesson Plan – Communication Skills

Schema Activation

  1. Students are given a piece of paper with two or three words maximum, they have to stand up and create a definition for the word communication skills.

Pre-Task (75 Mins)

Schema Activation

Teacher prints this definition, cuts them into piece and stick them into the back of the students. They have to figure out the definition by looking their partner’s backs.

Communication is the act of transferring information from one place to another using voice, printed or digital media, body language and gestures.

Task #1 

  1. Students are sent a quizlet set, the set has examples of good / bad  non-verbal communication.
  2. Students indicate if each example is a good/ bad verbal and non-verbal communication
  3. Student are given a Powerpoint Presentation with some pictures, they have to tell each other what example of non – verbal communication is shown.


  1. Students are sent a wordle with key vocabulary found in the task ahead.
  2. Teacher sees if students know the vocabulary and the pronunciation of some of them.
  3. Students make pairs.
  4. Students are given  a matching, both students are given part B so they analyze the sentences
  5. One of the students is given Part A
  6. Learners match the words in column A with the sentences in column B orally.


  1. Students are given 10 minute to answer some questions related to communication skills
  2. Once ready, students divide the groups in group  A and group B
  3.  Students in group A ask those questions to students in group B
  4. Then students  in group A are asked those question by another partner

Task (30 Mins)

  1. Students choose 5 communication skills that they have.
  2. Once students are ready, they  talk about those skills with their partners
  3. Student note down the answers and once the activity is over, they share some of the information they wrote.


  1. Students answer a quiz about the topic to solidify some structures used.

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