Task-Based Lesson: 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

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

Task #1 (15 Mins)

  1. students are given pieces of paper, each piece of paper has examples of good / bad verbal and non-verbal communication.
  2. Student indicate if each example is a good/ bad verbal and non-verbal communication

Pre-Task (75 Mins)


  1. Students are shown a wordle with key vocabulary found in the reading, teacher see if student know the vocabulary and the pronunciation of some of them.
  2. Students make pairs.
  3. Students are given  a matching, one student has Column A  and Column B.
  4. 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 #3

  1. Students are given situations, students read those and analyze what they could say in each case.
  2. Students practice having small exchanges using the situation given by the teacher.

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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