Personality Adjective List Song

Here’s what you do with this song. You’ll hear a list of 16 adjectives that describe a person’s personality or behavior. The activity is a kind of race.

Play the whole song all the way through (1:14), and let students, alone or in pairs, try to write all 16 adjectives. The singer repeats the adjectives several times. It is not necessary that students write the adjectives in the correct order.

The winner of the challenge is the student who gets the most correct adjectives after one listening.

There are tons of easy follow ups. One is to brainstorm personal questions from the students and write them on the board. For example, “When do you get uptight?”Do you consider yourself talkative? Under what circumstances are you most talkative?”Who is the most sensitive person you know?”

Once the questions are on the board, students in pairs or groups will ask each other. What a simple and effective speaking activity!

Key: stubborn, generous, patient, polite, honest, talkative, grumpy, uptight, moody, phony, clumsy, glum, stylish, sensitive, eccentric, dumb

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