Dialogue About Describing Character -ESL Lesson

Hello, ESL learners! Welcome to today’s lesson on describing people’s personalities. In this lesson, we will explore different traits that people can have and learn how to express those traits in English. We will focus on using sentences like “He can be…” or “She can be…” to describe someone’s behavior. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to confidently describe the personalities of people around you. Let’s get started!

Speaker 1: Hey, have you noticed that Sarah can be a bit selfish sometimes?

Speaker 2: Yeah, I agree. She doesn’t always think about others.

Speaker 3: Well, she can also be a bit moody sometimes. Her mood changes quickly.

Speaker 4: I’ve noticed that too. She can be happy one moment and then sad the next.

Speaker 1: On a different note, have you met Jack? He certainly can be very selfish.

Speaker 2: Oh, really? I haven’t had the chance to interact with him much.

Speaker 3: Trust me, he always puts himself before others. It’s quite frustrating.

Speaker 4: Well, I must say, he can be very amusing at times. He knows how to make people laugh.

Speaker 1: Yes, I agree. He has a good sense of humor. But, you know, he can be really silly at times too.

Speaker 2: Silly? How do you mean?

Speaker 4: Sometimes he does funny things that don’t make much sense. Like telling jokes that no one understands.

Speaker 3: You’re right. But, hey, let’s not forget about Mary. No, she can be very stubborn when she wants, can’t she?

Speaker 1: Oh yes, Mary can be quite stubborn. Once she makes up her mind, it’s hard to change it.

Speaker 2: I’ve experienced that. It can be challenging to convince her otherwise.

Speaker 4: Absolutely. She’s determined and doesn’t like to give in easily.

Speaker 3: Well, it seems we all know some interesting people with different personality traits. It’s what makes our group diverse.

Speaker 1: You’re right. Our differences can be both challenging and entertaining.

Speaker 2: That’s what makes our interactions exciting. We learn from each other and grow together.

Speaker 4: Definitely. It’s always interesting to discover new aspects of someone’s character.

Speaker 3: So, let’s embrace our diversity and continue to learn from one another.


Well done, learners! Today, we have learned how to describe people’s personalities using simple sentences. We practiced using phrases like “He can be…” and “She can be…” to talk about different traits. Remember, describing someone’s personality helps us understand them better and appreciate our differences. Keep practicing and using these new phrases in your everyday conversations. The more you practice, the more confident you will become in expressing yourself in English. Great job, and keep up the excellent work!

Comprehension check: To measure your understanding of this lesson, click the link to take the tem-item quiz here.

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