Business Intermediate – Job Interview

LESSON GOAL

In this lesson, you will learn expressions that can be used in job interviews.

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please study the picture below. Then, I will ask you some questions.

DESCRIBE

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1. Who hired the woman?
Answer:
2. When can the woman start working?
Answer:
REVIEW

Now, let us 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.)
ANSWERS
1. The President hired the woman.
2. The woman can begin working tomorrow.

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

Now, let us read aloud the following sentences. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I’m pleased to meet you.
2. I would describe myself as ~
3. My strengths are ~
4. I’ve been working in ~
5. I’m looking forward to ~
6. I can begin working ~

READING ALOUD

Let us read the dialogue. I will play Daniel and you will play Ronald. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ

Daniel: Good morning. I’m Daniel, Head of the Human Resources Department. You’re applying for the Sales staff position. How would you describe yourself as an employee?
Ronald: Thank you. I’m Ronald and I’m pleased to meet you. I would describe myself as a very hardworking and patient employee.
Daniel: That is interesting. Could you tell me about your strengths?
Ronald: Sure. I’ve been working in sales department for two years and my greatest strengths are paying great attention to details and my flexibility.
Daniel: That is impressive, Ronald. How about your weaknesses?
Ronald: Well, one of my weaknesses is that I sometimes push myself to do more than what is asked from me.
Daniel: I understand. Your experience really fits the position you are applying for. If ever you get hired, when is the earliest time you can begin working for us?
Ronald: I can begin working for your company as soon as possible. I am looking forward to working with you and the team.
CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions based on the dialogue.
ANSWER

1. What job position is Ronald applying for?
Answer:
2. What is one of Ronald’s weaknesses?
Answer:

REVIEW

Now, let us 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.)
ANSWERS
1. Ronald is applying for a sales staff position.
2. One of Ronald’s weaknesses is pushing his self to do more than what is asked from him.

FILL IN THE BLANKS

Let us complete following sentences. Choose the correct answers from the box below.

ANSWER

sales department flexibility weakness as soon as possible
1. Beni’s strengths are her ________ and being able to work in a team environment.
2. David can begin working for the company ________ .
3. Timmy has been working in ________ for five years already.
4. Allan’s ________ is tardiness.

REVIEW

Now, let us 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.)
ANSWERS
1. flexibility
2. as soon as possible
3. sales department
4. weakness

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Now, I will ask you some questions. Please answer in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What is your dream job?
Answer:
2. Do you prefer working at home?
Answer:
3. How do you prepare for an interview?
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Now, you will ask me questions. Please ask me questions using the items given.

ANSWER

1. job interview experience
Tutor’s answer:
2. years at work
Tutor’s answer:

REVIEW

Now, let us 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.)

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar Pronunciation Vocabulary Comprehension
GOOD Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors. Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly. Used appropriate expressions learned in class. Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.

FAIR
Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors. Mispronounced a few words. Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice. Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.

POOR
Was able to speak using words only. Mispronounced most of the words. Used only a few words and expressions. Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.