First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When discussing hobbies during a job interview, it is effective to show that your hobby somehow relates to your job. For example, if your job requires a lot of energy, you can emphasize your stamina by describing your love of active sports.|
|2.||If you list reading as a hobby, be prepared to discuss some light reading material you have read recently. Try to avoid books or topics that could be construed as controversial. It is not appropriate to discuss things like politics or religion during job interviews.|
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:||So Keiko, what do you like to do in your free time?|
|B:||I like to work out in my free time; it keeps me healthy and helps me burn off all of my energy.|
|A:||How often do you work out?|
|B:||I try and work out about three times a week.|
|A:||What else do you like to do in your free time?|
|B:||I listen to music, read, and volunteer at a local animal shelter.|
|A:||I am an avid reader myself. What have you been reading recently?|
|B:||Lately, I’m into non-fiction travel books. I’m fascinated by tales of travelers who place themselves in vulnerable positions in foreign lands.|
|A:||Your work at the animal shelter sounds interesting. How did you get involved in that?|
|B:||I became a volunteer about two years ago. The pets need care and good homes. It shows that much can be accomplished if people put their minds and hearts into something worthwhile.|
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.||What are your hobbies?|
|2.||Why do you think companies are interested in knowing how you spend your free time?|
|3.||Do you do any volunteer work?|
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. You will tell the interviewer your hobbies and connect them to your job.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the interviewer.)
– I enjoy…
– With these hobbies, I can…