13 Soft Skills Vocabulary

On this page, you will learn useful words for talking about your soft skills. You will do the following:

  • Use Quizlet to learn the meanings of words.
  • Match words and meanings.
  • Read a definition and say the correct word.

In interviews, you talk about your skills. Many of your skills are transferable. This means that they can be used in different places and different jobs. Some of your skills are technical skills or hard skills. These are skills you learned in school or on the job. You also have soft skills. Soft skills describe your personality and attitudes to work. Employers want to know your soft skills. They want to hear examples of how you show your soft skills.

Do the following activities to learn words for talking about your soft skills. As you do the activities, think about your own soft skills and write down the words that describe you.

A. Quizlet

First, go through the Flashcards to review the meanings of the words. Click on the flashcard to see a definition. Click on the arrows to move from flashcard to flashcard.

Then click on Choose a Study Mode. Practise the words using Learn, Match, or Test.

Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/_51zp0c?x=1jqt&i=petgd

B. Vocabulary Quiz

Now do the following vocabulary quiz. Drag and drop to match the words and definitions. There are two questions.

C. Speak Words

In the activity below, you will see definitions of the soft skills you just studied.

  • First, read the definition.
  • Then click Push to speak and say the word out loud. There are 21 questions.

Hint: Don’t get frustrated! The word recognition software is great but not perfect. If you try to say a word a few times and it does not recognize the word, check with your teacher or a fluent speaker of English. Ask if they can recognize the word when you say it!


Continuous Learning Tip

  1. Write the new words in sentences about yourself. This will help you remember them.
  2. Say the new words out loud.
  3. Notice the new words when you see them or hear them.


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