First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When asked to describe your greatest weakness, it is not necessary to disclose your real weakness. Instead, a standard job interview tactic is to describe something as a weakness, which can be interpreted as a strength.|
|2.||If you are a recent graduate, you can use your limited work experience as your greatest weakness.|
|3.||Be sure to back up your statements with concrete reasons and/or examples.|
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:||Great. Now, would you mind describing one of your greatest strengths?|
|B:||Of course. I would say my greatest strength is my tenacity. Once I am given a task, I remain committed to it until it is completed. In that sense, I am very tenacious. I take ownership of my tasks and responsibilities.|
|A:||Excellent. Now please share with me your greatest weakness.|
|B:||Well, I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. I am very good at adhering to rules, regulations, deadlines, that sort of thing. So when something happens, let’s say a tight deadline cannot be met, I tend to be very hard on myself.|
|A:||I see. And what would your friends have to say about you?|
|B:||My friends would say that I am extremely helpful and dependable. If someone needs assistance, I always volunteer to help. In other words, I work harmoniously with others, and I’m a team player.|
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.||How would your friends describe you?|
|2.||What is your greatest strength?|
|3.||What is your greatest weakness?|
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 applying for a job. You will answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the interviewer.)
– I would say my greatest strength is…
– I tend to be…