Today’s class comes from a lesson I did when introducing my students to adjectives and describing both physical and personality traits. You can begin by going over some standard traits that people might have and then go into this lesson.
I want to point out that this lesson works best with students who already know each other a bit. I would not use this as an icebreaker at least. They will first go through their general answers to some questions with their partners or small groups. Then you move on to the rest of the lesson. To make it easy just print the following file here.
ESL Dating Service
|Dating Service Instructions
This lesson is designed for use with lower intermediate and above students. The first part is pretty self-explanatory. Have the students fill it in and then discuss it. The second part is fun for a large class. Make sure the students write their names on their papers. Collect them and then pass them out at random. Give each student a minute to read the paper. They should choose a few key points and then describe the person. The rest of the class should try to guess who the person is. Make sure they omit the person’s age because it then becomes too easy to guess.
This lesson should take 30-40 minutes depending on the class. “Tag Line” refers to something like “Sleepless in Seoul”. You’ll have to explain that the first and last word should start with the same letter.
Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Have your friends been introducing you to losers? Is your mother getting worried that it’s too late for you to get married? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the 1stopKorea.com Dating Service!
Directions: Fill out the information below. Be honest!
Now we’re going to share our responses with our classmates. Use some of the following phrases:
Sleepless in Seoul
SWM, 27 ISO SF, 24 to 30 for fun times and serious romance. Enjoys cult movies, alternative music, and traveling. Loves drinking and riding his motorcycle. Waiting for Ms. Right but has only met Ms. Wrong. Searching for a woman who is intelligent, humorous, and ambitious.
Positive and Negative Personality Traits
I’m all about making your job easier. Either as a student or as a teacher. I have found a great site full of 100 Positive personality traits. They even have a quiz to check your knowledge.
The same site also has a list of 100 negative personality traits. And what do you know, there is even a quiz for negative personality traits as well.
A Quick Video of Positive and Negative Traits
I found this video online and figured it could be a great source of inspiration for teachers and a great lesson for students. It does a really good job at showing some basic personality types and then the associated adjectives with those, Enjoy!
Enjoy the Class and Have Fun
This can really be a great class if your students have started to bond. They will have fun trying to guess who is the person that the student is reading out. You can even make it into a contest by giving candy or some other prize to the person or group who gets the most correct answers.