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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ESL Speaking Time - Personality Types

Intermediate +
Teens; Adults
Speaking
Movie Activity
Describing people's personality types



Have you seen this movie?
What is it about?
Would you like to see it again?

On Shortcome
What are some faults in someone’s character you have difficulty coping with?
W hat do you consider to be problematic attitudes or behaviors?
Pessimism? Perfectionism? Procrastination?
What’s a perfectionist?
In what ways might being a perfectionist be good or bad for you?
What attitude or behavior annoys you the most?

To be a perfectionalist
To be unable to say no
To have a negative attitude
To wait until the last minute
To take on more that one can handle
To overreact to things

Watch a scene from As Good as it Gets and answer the questions that video

Describe the scene.
How would you describe his attitude?
Can you think of someone like that?
What are his shortcomes?
What would you do if you were in her shoes?

Watch a scene from Devil Wears Prada and answer the questions that follow.
video

Describe the scene.
How would you describe his attitude?
Can you think of someone like that?
What are her shortcomes?
What would you do if you were in her shoes?

Group discussion

Do you know someone who?
What are the consequences to his/ her life?
Has a negative attitude?
Waits until the last minute?
Takes more than he can handle?
Overeacts to things?
Is a workaholic?
Is too strict? Too lenient? Too old fashioned? Spoiled?

What are your most problematic attitudes and behaviors? Write specific examples of ways in which they have caused difficulties for you.
Do you have a negative attitude?
Do you wait until the last minute?
Do you take more than you can handle?
Do you overeact to things?
Are you a workaholic?
Are you too strict? Too lenient? Too old fashioned?Spoiled?

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