ESL Conversation Activity for Describing People

Listen to the English conversation and answer the multiple choice questions below. This is an English conversation between two men in an office situation talking about hiring a new person. Tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Expressions and Vocabulary for Describing People Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page. To see the script for what you will hear click on: Script

  1. John mentions that he wants to hire someone who is a __________. a) computer whiz b) go getter c) very smart person d) ham
  2. Bob wants John to hire his _____________. a) brother in law b) uncle c) friend d) sister
  3. What word would describe Bob's uncle?a) driven b) out going c) smart d) strange
  4. Which of the following descriptions would describe Fred? a) genious b) lazy c) friendly d) angry
  5. Which of the following options best describes Fred's current boss? a) smart b) lazy c) people person d) crazy
  6. John says that the job Fred will be interviewing for involves "cold calls" so the person will have to be very _______. a) driven b) smart c) rich d) creepy
  7. How does Fred act at family holiday parties? a) he's very serious b) he's a ham c) he's bored d) he talks to much
  8. Bob doesn't want Terry from HR to be at the interview because Terry is a) not serious b) mean and angry c) serious and awkward d) a ham
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