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A personal profile

Learn how to write a personal profile for a social app or website.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

My profile

About me

By day I'm a regular guy and by night a superhero … How tiring is that?!

Just joking! I'm a regular guy all the time, good job, close to my family, just bought my own flat with a cat. Actually, my cat thinks I'm a hero because I saved her from the street. I'm a talkative person and I believe communication is the most important thing in a relationship.

Likes and dislikes

I love pizza if it's Italian, wine if it's white, and football if it's the World Cup. I read a lot, especially true life stories, but most of my books live on my phone.


I love to travel and I'm always planning my next trip. I prefer an active holiday like hiking, skiing or watersports and I get bored lying on the beach. I post lots of photos on Instagram as I'm a good photographer but I'd really love to share the holiday with someone. Maybe you'll take the photos on the next trip. wink


1. Write about your good points, not your bad points.

2. Don’t include every single thing. Choose a few points and focus on them.

3. Don’t add your contact details (e.g. address, phone number). You could get unwanted messages.

4. Check your spelling and punctuation before you post.

5. You can use punctuation and emojis when you’re joking, e.g. ?! and wink.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello Didi,

After verbs like love, like, hate and dislike we can use either the gerund (-ing form) or the infinitive.

The difference in meaning is quite subtle. The -ing form tends to focus more on the action and suggests enjoyment of the experience, while the infinitive is more focused on the result or outcome of the action, and is often used to talk about habits or preferences.

You can read more about this one this page:



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter
Thank u a lot for your answer , it is more clear now
I have others questions: gerund and infinitive:
I contributed in discussing to define mission's strategies
I contributed in discussing defining mission's strategies
Which are good sentences and why?
I am still confused about when use gerund or not
I have read lesson about it ,and inside you have told about with which verb you can use gerund or not like try, it only in these cases?

Thank you

Hi Didi,

The sentences are not correct. You could say this:

I contributed in discussions to define the mission's strategies.

I contributed in discussions defining the mission's strategies.

The meaning is similar. The infinitive '...discussions to define...' would tell us the purpose of the discussions and is similar to 'in order to', while the -ing form (here a present participle rather than a gerund) tells us what the discussions are actually doing.



The LearnEnglish Team

I think the dating app is one of a good way to communicate with people.
Especially in modern life, people have no much time to dating. Through the dating app, they can easy to find their partners.

Hi everyone. Thanks a lot for these writing skills. It's very important for a relationship. Everybody should write to yourself about the necessary information.

I'm not sure exactly if a dating app is good way to meet people. Here in my country, the authorities always warn the public using such apps can be dangerous because there have been many criminal cases recorded related it. Anyway, the concept of dating app is good if it is used in the proper way.

I never use those things thats is why i am single

I love the music, terror movies, video games and nature also I'm simpatic and active and I love do sports and go out with my pet.
I go to the gym five days each week also I study for three hours every day because
I want improve my english and my skills for work.
I'm develop in addition I make sites and software in my free time and learn new tecnologies.

Hi, Everyone, I am ayusisi and I am 20 years old. My weakness is I am too lazy to wake up early then I also like to eat junk food. But my goodness is I happy to help other people and make happy.

I want to learn English for business and my personal , this website is more helpful to improve skill from lesson and member.
I want to invite all member to discuss the English for all.

With Regards,
Aung San