English Lessons: How to Talk about Leadership Skills

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Leadership Skills Vocabulary and Structure


The characteristics of a good leader are:

  • Honesty
  • Ability to delegate
  • Communication
  • Sense of humor
  • Confidence
  • Commitment
  • Positive attitude
  • Creativity
  • Ability to inspire
  • Intuition


  • I have positivity because I always motivate people.
  • I have communication skills because  I like to have meaningful conversation.
  • I am a commited person.
  • I have decision-making capabilities.

Leadership Skills Lesson Plan

Schema Activation

  1. Student play Bingo with some key vocabulary that will be studied in class.


Task #1
  1. Students pair up.
  2. They are given a matching in which they have to match leadership skills with a follow up sentence.
  3. Student A  is given Column A and Student B is Given Column B.
  4. They have to answer the matching together.
  5. Students review their answer with a partner. These are some sentences used in the matching.
    • I am passionate about my job (Love for your carreer)
    • I have a healthy sense of humor about life (Humor)
    • I control my emotions and stay calm (Emotional Skills)
    • I am outgoing and friendly (Social Skills)
    • I like to speak in meetings (Public Speaking)
    • I am open to learning about new things (Open Minded)
    • I have to face difficult issues (Courage)
    • I plan my time effectively. (Time Managament)
    • I identify, evaluate and take risks. ( Risk Managament)
    • I admit that I am not perfect (Humility)

Task #2

  1. Student pair up.
  2. They are sent a video through whatsapp.
  3. Students watch a video about the 22 qualities that make a great leader and identify the characteristics of a good leader.
  4. Students watch the video again but this time they are gonna complete sentences that describes the 22 qualities of a good leader.

Task #3

  1. Students are going to make pairs and they are going to discuss the following questions:
    1. What leadership qualities do you have?
    2. What leadership qualities do you want?
  2. Students stand up and talk to their classmates by asking the previos questions


  • Students are going to record themselves describing a person they consider a good leader


  • Students are gonna answer a worksheet that focus on some of the structures used in this lesson.