Topic: Personality



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: personality. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

trait (n) a quality belonging to someone
One personality trait that I have is being kind.
extrovert (n) a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people; an outgoing person
My brother is an extrovert because he can talk to anybody.
introvert (n) a shy person who doesn’t find it easy to talk to people
She is an introvert because she doesn’t like to talk to people in public.
hot-tempered (adj) becoming angry very easily
He’s hot-tempered because he got mad at me for spilling water.
even-tempered (adj) not easily upset or made angry
She’s even-tempered because she doesn’t let little things bother her.
dependent (adj) needing someone or something else for help or support
Children are dependent on their parents.
independent (adj) not needing or relying on others for help and support
I’m an independent person because I like to live by myself.
blow off some steam (idiom) to get rid of anger
I’m going for a bike ride to blow off some steam.
sociable (adj) like to talk and be with people
Sociable people can talk to strangers.
antisocial (adj) not friendly to other people; harmful to other people
Antisocial people hate to be around other people.


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Are you happy with your personality? Why or why not?
  2. Do you think people can change their personality traits? Why or why not?
  3. What are some things that make you angry?
  4. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be? Why?
  5. Are you even-tempered or hot-tempered? Why?
  6. What do you like to do to blow off steam?
  7. What personality traits do you consider important in a good friend?
  8. Are you an extrovert or introvert? Why?
  9. What are some things that make you happy?
  10. Are you a dependent or independent person? Why?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


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