Khayala Khayala

Character traits
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn new words (adjectives) which describe different characters. Besides this, they will practice the words with the help of listening. They will also characterize a good teacher, parent, boss.


Abc Handouts
Abc Visuals(posters)
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of "Character traits" in the context of describing a good friend, teacher, parent, boss.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about "Character traits" in the context of describing people
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of describing a good friend, teacher, parent, boss.


Warmer/Lead-in (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

First I will check the homework. After this I will ask them to describe their personality using three adjectives. They will write these adjectives on papers and then try to guess whose personality the adjectives describe.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

In this stage, we will discuss questions such as "what characters in a person are very important for you?".

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will show them pictures, they will try to find the adjectives related to the character traits in the visuals. I will write the words on the board.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will identify which adjectives describe negative qualities, which ones positive qualities. Some of them may describe both qualities depending on the situation.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will listen to the tracks and complete the tasks.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will describe good qualities of a teacher, a parent, a boss. Then they will talk about their best friend describing his/her character.

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