How to Talk About my Soft Skills

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

These are some 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

These are some sentences about soft skills

  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 highly organized
  8. I am a great communicator
  9. I am adaptable to change.
  10. I can deal with difficult situations
  11. I am an effective communicator
  12. I am very good at making decisions

If you want to make questions about Soft Skills, have a look at these examples:

  • Do you have communication skills?
  • Do you have presentation skills?
  • Do you have leadership skills?
  • Do you have a strong work ethic?
  • Can you work under pressure?
  • Can you deal with difficult situations?
  • Can you take criticism?
  • Are you good at making decisions?
  • Are you a great team player?
  • Are you a great communicator?

These are some examples of questions and answers about Soft Skills

  • Are you a great team player?
  • Yes, I am great working with people
  • Can you work under pressure?
  • Sure, I am used to it
  • Do you have presentation skills?
  • I think I can manage my audience really well
  • Can you deal with difficult situations?
  • I think so, I used to work as a paramedic.

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.
  2. 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)

Pre-Task

Task #1

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

Task #2

  1. Teacher sends an image with the main 12 soft skills, then students are given a list of 12 sentences.
  2. 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

Task#3

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

Task #4

  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

Example #1

  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.

Example #2

  1. Students are given a mind map and they have to write at least six soft skills that they think they have and they have to explain why they think they have them.
  2. then they have to make groups of 4 and they have to share their soft skills with their classmates.

Post-Task

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