Interview Tips

General English, Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL lesson plan for an online class titled “Interview Tips”

Lesson Description

Do you have all the tips and tricks? In this lesson, students will learn about tips and collocations relating to interviewing and professional skills. This lesson features a video of a young woman interviewing for a job and how she impresses the interviewer. Students will learn and practice phrases and idioms relating to time and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To learn about tips and collocations relating to interviewing and professional skills

  • To learn and review phrases and idioms relating to time

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Take a deep breath and let it out slowly! If you have been interviewing for jobs and not getting second interviews, it's likely that you may need some advice. Watch this video and learn a few tips on how to ace that next job interview and impress the interviewer.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

grad [noun]: informal; short for a graduate
major in something [phrasal verb]: if you major in a subject, it is the most important part of your college or university course
entry-level [adjective]: at or relating to the lowest level of an organization, type of work, e.g., entry-level job, entry-level worker
underway [adverb]: in motion; happening now
slouch [verb]: to walk, stand, or sit with the shoulders hanging forward and the head bent over
kick in [phrasal verb]: to start to have an effect; to start operating
people person [noun]: someone who is friendly and enjoys meeting and talking to people
ahead of schedule [phrase]: early; earlier than expected
burning question [phrase]: a question that must be dealt with or answered quickly
posture [noun]: how you hold the body when standing, sitting, or walking
elaborate on something [phrase]: to add more information or explain something that you said in greater details
carry out [phrasal verb]: to do or complete something, e.g., repairs, or research
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