Personality vocabulary IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three

IELTS Speaking Part One

 

  • Do you do much during your free time?
  • Do you have any plans for the weekend?
  • Do you like sports?
  • Do like adventure sports? / Are there any adventure sports that you would like to try?
  • Do you play any musical instruments?
  • What do you do to relax?
  • Do you prefer to go out in your free time or stay at home? Why? / Do you enjoy parties? Why/ why not?
  • Do you often going shopping?
  • Do you have a regular routine on your days off?
  • Do you enjoy your job?
  • How many hours a week do you usually work/ study (English)?
  • What time do you usually arrive at work/ university?
  • Do you have many friends?
  • How long have you known your best friend/ oldest friend?
  • What do you think you will be doing in ten years’ time? / Why are you taking the IELTS? / What do you want to do after the IELTS?
  • Did you use to argue much with your brothers and sisters/ parents when you were a child?

What personality words could you use for people who gave different answers to the questions above?

Match these character adjectives below to the questions above:

Argumentative/ short tempered

Loyal/ faithful

Adventurous/ unadventurous/ brave/ courageous/ thrill seeking

Positive/ negative/ gloomy/ a complainer/ a whinger

Hard working/ lazy/ a slacker

Punctual/ unpunctual

Adaptable/ Predictable

Outgoing/ Sociable/ a party animal

Creative

Ambitious/ unambitious/ optimistic/ pessimistic/ confident/ self-assured/ arrogant

Stressed/ relaxed

Dynamic/ energetic

Indecisive/ impulsive/ spontaneous

Competitive/ uncompetitive

Sociable/ fun loving/ unsociable/ a loner

Materialistic

What personality words could you match to your partner’s answers to the questions at the top?

What are the differences between the different words?

Do the same for the questions and example answers below:

What did you do last weekend?

Not too much, I just put my life in order and sorted out my flat

What kind of movies do you like?

I usually watch comedies, but I there are some horror films I really like as well

Do you have any hobbies?

Just the one. I absolutely love my local football team and I go to all their matches

Focussed/ obsessive

Good sense of humour

Organised/ tidy/ boring/ dull

Ask them the questions above and see if their answers tell you about their personality.


IELTS Speaking Part One Answer Key

 

  • Do you do much during your free time? – Dynamic/ energetic
  • Do you have any plans for the weekend? – Indecisive/ impulsive/ spontaneous
  • Do you like sports? – Competitive/ uncompetitive
  • Do like adventure sports? / Are there any adventure sports that you would like to try? – Adventurous/ unadventurous/ brave/ courageous/ thrill seeking
  • Do you play any musical instruments? – Creative
  • What do you do to relax? – Stressed/ relaxed
  • Do you prefer to go out in your free time or stay at home? Why? / Do you enjoy parties? Why/ why not? – Sociable/ fun loving/ a party animal
  • Do you often going shopping? – Materialistic
  • Do you have a regular routine on your days off?- Adaptable/ Predictable
  • Do you enjoy your job? – Positive/ negative/ gloomy/ a complainer/ a whinger
  • How many hours a week do you usually work/ study (English)? – Hard working/ lazy/ a slacker
  • What time do you usually arrive at work/ university? – Punctual/ unpunctual
  • Do you have many friends? – Outgoing/ Sociable
  • How long have you known your best friend/ oldest friend? – Loyal/ faithful
  • What do you think you will be doing in ten years’ time? / Why are you taking the IELTS? / What do you want to do after the IELTS? – Ambitious/ unambitious/ optimistic/ pessimistic/ confident/ self-assured/ arrogant
  • Did you use to argue much with your brothers and sisters/ parents when you were a child?- Argumentative/ short tempered

Make questions to test your partner for the personality words below. Tell them what their answer means and see if they agree, e.g. “How much money have you found and turned into the police?” (Honest/ dishonest)

Adaptable                                Aggressive/ loud                                  Analytic

Arrogant                                 Assertive                                 Calm

Carefree                                              Changeable                             Cheerful

Critical                                                Dependable                             Despondent

Determined/ stubborn             Diligent/ conscientious                        Direct/ honest

Discerning                               Discreet/ secretive                   Eccentric

Efficient/ productive               Ego-centric                              Emotionless

Exuberant                               Funny/ amusing/ witty                       Fussy

Generous/ stingy/ mean                      Helpful/ unhelpful                  Intuitive

Keen/ enthusiastic                  Logical                                     Lucky

Meticulous                               Passive                                                Patient/ impatient

Perceptive                               Petty                                        Proactive

Polite/ well-mannered             Protective                                Rational

Reliable/ trustworthy              Reserved                                 Restless

Self conscious                          Self-centred                             Sensitive

Sincere                                                Straightforward                                  Strong-willed

Subtle/ indirect                                   Systematic/ unsystematic                   Tactful

Tenacious                                Timid                                       Versatile

Wise                                         Nervous                                               Slack

Weak-willed                            Restless                                               Shy

Expressive                               Passionate                               A perfectionist

Old-fashioned/ conservative   Persuasive                               Forceful

Easily annoyed                                   Careless           / clumsy                                   Independent

Cynical/ sarcastic                    Domineering                           Boastful

Single-minded                         Thick skinned                         Snobbish

Mature/ immature                  Friendly          / unfriendly                 Organised

Vain                                         Bitchy/ critical                         Caring.

Good communication skills/ a good listener                            Thorough.

Assertive/ bossy/ a natural leader                                                      A sexist.

Rude/ impolite                         Pushy.                                     Absent minded

A procrastinator.                     A fashion victim.                                 Opinionated

Changeable/ moody/ unstable            Dependant/ insecure               A gossip

A backstabber/ two faced                    Insincere/ a flatterer               A show-off

IELTS Speaking Part Two

Describe someone you know. You should describe:

  • – Their appearance
  • – Their personality
  • – Their lifestyle

And say what you like best about them and why

Describe an acquaintance. You should mention:

  • – What they do
  • – What they are like
  • – Where you usually see them

And say why you would say that person is an acquaintance and not a friend.

Describe an artist you like or know about.You should say:- What kind of art they make or made- How they are different from other artists- What you can guess about their personality from their art

And say whether most people like this person’s work or not, and why

Describe a celebrity you have met or know aboutYou should say:- How famous that person is- Why that person is famous- What kind of person they are

And say if you think they will become more or less famous in the future, and why

Describe the character of someone you know. You should mention:

  • – What their good points are
  • – What their weaknesses are
  • – Which of the things they do most give their personality away

And say how you are similar to and different from that person

Describe a young child you know or know about.You should say:- What he or she looks like- What he or she likes doing- What he or she is like

And say how that child has changed over the time you have known them

Describe someone you used to play with when you were a childYou should say:- What that person looked like- How that person acted- How well you got on with that person

And say if you are still in touch with that person or not, and why

Describe someone who looked after you when you were a childYou should mention:- What that person’s character was- How old you were when they looked after you- What things they used to do with you

And say if you would look after a child the same way or not, and why

 

Describe a classmate, colleague or acquaintanceYou should say:- What your first impression of them was- How well you know them now- How long you have been working or studying together

And say whether you think you will get to know that person better in the future or not, and why

 

Describe someone you like. You should say:- What you like about them- How you think they could improve- Other aspects of that person that you have no particular feelings aboutAnd say whether you think they have the same feelings about you or not, and why

IELTS Speaking Part Three

How is your generation different from your parents’ and grandparents’ generations?

How do you think the personalities of men and women vary?

How would foreign people describe people from your country, do you think?

What kind of personality do you need to be a successful politician?

How do companies try to assess the personalities of people who are applying for jobs? How accurate and fair do you think those processes are?

Do you think it is possible to tell someone’s personality from their handwriting? How about questionnaires?

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IELTS Speaking Part Three

How is your generation different from your parents’ and grandparents’ generations?

How do you think the personalities of men and women vary?

How would foreign people describe people from your country, do you think?

What kind of personality do you need to be a successful politician?

How do companies try to assess the personalities of people who are applying for jobs? How accurate and fair do you think those processes are?

Do you think it is possible to tell someone’s personality from their handwriting? How about questionnaires?

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One Response to Personality vocabulary IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three

  1. povi pon kumar says:

    excellent,,,, need to practice…

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