Task-Based Lesson: How to Talk About my Soft Skills

Soft Skills

How to Talk About my Soft Skills

What are soft Skills?

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


  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.

Lesson Plan: How to Talk About my Soft Skills

Schema Activation

  1. Teacher displays the definition of soft and hard skills in the screen then students are given pieces of papers, those pieces of paper have soft skills and hard skills. Students get together with people who have soft skills  or hard skills. They make  two teams, the soft skills and the hard skills team (10 mins)


Task #1

  1. Teacher reviews examples of soft skills by sending students some pictures about people using the target language. They have to identify the  skills  and a key phrases  used to talk about soft skills  and make notes about them.

Task #2

Teacher sends an image with the main 12 soft skills, then students are given a list of 12 sentences . They have to make pairs and match the sentences orally

  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Adaptability
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Research Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Coaching Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence


  1. Students match soft skills with its related behaviors and actions. The matching can be seen here 

Task #3

  1. Student are sent a google form
  2. Students assess what soft skills they have and what abilities they don’t have by answering questions
  3. Teacher analyze a summary of the answer using google form graphic chart.

Main Task

  1. Students are divided in employers and potential employees.
  2. Employers prepare questions to ask employees
  3. Employees prepare three skills  that they have
  4. Employers and Employees talks about their skills, Employees note down the answers they get.


  1. Students  review the topic covered in the last 5 lesson in order to prepare for the interview
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