First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
When being interviewed for a job, try to avoid using such words as “uhh…umm…” and “you know.”
These words sound unprofessional and too colloquial.
|2.||When you cannot understand what the interviewer has said, it is acceptable to ask him/her to repeat him/herself.|
|3.||During your introduction, it is standard to briefly describe your previous work experience.|
We will read aloud the dialogue below. Once we are done, we will switch roles and read aloud the dialogue again. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
|A:||Hello. Come on in and have a seat. I’m Robert Smith. Nice to meet you.|
|B:||Hello, thank you. I’m Keiko Jones. I’m pleased to meet you.|
|A:||I thought we’d start with brief introductions. Could you tell me a little about yourself, please?|
|B:||Certainly. I’m originally from Osaka, Japan, and I’ve been a resident of San Diego for four years. I worked for three of those years at StratumCorps in the sales and marketing department. Prior to that, I served as interpreter for the World Trade Center.|
|A:||Great. And what appealed to you about the position at our company?|
|B:||I’m sorry. Could you say that again, please?|
|A:||Yes. What made you decide to apply for the sales position with our company?|
|B:||Well, first of all, I have long respected your company for being an industry leader. And when I saw you needed bilingual sales agents, I thought my skills and qualifications would be a perfect match.|
Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)
Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
|1.||Have you been on many job interviews?|
|2.||If so, do you generally feel upbeat or nervous about interviewing for a new job?|
|3.||What information should be included in a brief self-introduction?|
Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
Let’s do a role play with the given situations.
You are in an interview for a new job position. You will give a brief self-introduction,
(Your tutor will pretend to be an interviewer.)
– Could you say that again, please?
– II worked for … years at … in … department.