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What Is My Personality?

What Is My Personality?

Students use a set of personality traits (from cards and a handout) to describe people. They exchange stories and try to guess their partner's personality trait.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Describing people

Grammar:  Adjectives

Time:  20 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for describing people, and cut as indicated.
  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student in the class.



Give a copy of the Handout to each student. Shuffle the Conversation Cards and give one card to each student (students should not show their cards to anyone).


Explain to the students that each card contains an adjective from the handout. Each of the adjectives can be used to describe people. People contain all of these personality traits, some have them stronger or weaker than others.  


Ask the students to think of a story of something they did in the past that represents the adjective on their card.    


Ask the students to stand up and get a partner. Students listen to their partner's story, and then try to guess the adjective on their partner's card. They can choose from the list of adjectives on the handout.  

Students can get three chances to guess. If they guess correctly, they take the card from their partner. If they are wrong, their turn is finished.  


After both students finish telling their stories, they get a new partner and start over. Students who gave their card to their partner can get a new card from the teacher.


The game is finished when all the cards have been used. The student with the most cards is the winner.

Printable Worksheets

Conversation Cards

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