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

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