Personality traits

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  • dayvo60
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    20 May, 2011 at 21:57
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    I’ve hit a brick wall.
    I am trying to figure out a way to introduce personality traits to students. Being something thats not visible I have no point of reference and would great appreciate any help in this. The presentation and how to drill the vocabulary?
    thanks in advance
    David

    stone90
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    2 September, 2011 at 12:35
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    Reply To: I wonder if anyone can help please

    Hi

    Obviously it depends on the level of students. It’s not too bad because most lower level vocab can be shown through pictures and mime or expressions. Slightly more complicated vocal means a higher level of student and usually they would understand abstract ideas.
    I also nearly always try to teach them with their opposite ( happy – sad or patient – impatient )

    I have a normal process: definition – example – as for another example from students

    For example

    "somebody who doesn’t like waiting for what they want and becomes angry or irritated is impatient. the opposite is patient. So somebody who stay calm or relaxed and is happy to wait is patient"

    Then I would use an example to clarify "I think it is a good quality for a teacher to be patient"

    "which other jobs is it important to be patient?"

    This is how I would look at personalities

    I sometimes you horoscopes and star signs as a way into personality traits. It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not but each star sign has some alleged personality traits. It can be based round an article about characters of different star signs.

    hope this helps

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