Job Interview

Tiffany - author of the lesson   Stefanie | December 10, 2023
Business English, Free Lessons, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Employment, Work, Human Resources
B1 Intermediate
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Lesson Overview

Do you want to nail your next job interview? In this lesson, students will gain knowledge of the job interviewing process. This lesson features a video of a funny job interview. Students will learn and practice phrases commonly used during interviews and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will explore various sentence structures used in job interviews, focusing on formulating and answering typical interview questions using appropriate tenses and modal verbs.

  • Listening: Students will listen to a mock job interview in the video to identify key phrases and learn how to respond to different types of interview questions, both typical and challenging.

  • Speaking: Participants will engage in role-play activities to simulate job interviews, enhancing their ability to use interview-specific language and express themselves professionally in various interview scenarios.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce vocabulary related to job interviews, including terms like "qualifications," "strengths," "weaknesses," and "career goals." These terms will help students discuss their professional experiences and aspirations effectively.

  • Cultural Awareness: Students will discuss different interview practices that may vary by culture, such as dress codes, forms of address, and expected behaviors, enhancing their understanding of global job-seeking etiquette.

  • Homework: Students will practice vocabulary and phrases learned in the lesson. They will complete tasks that involve matching interview questions with appropriate answers, filling in blanks with job-specific terminology, and writing a follow-up email after an interview.


Have you ever wondered what to expect in a job interview? From introductions to strengths and weaknesses to thank you emails, watch this funny video to learn about the dos and don’ts for every job interview.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

screw up [phrasal verbs]: to spoil or mess something up
trick question [noun]: a deceptive question
flaw [noun]: an imperfection or negative quality
strength [noun]: a positive quality
weakness [noun]: a disadvantage or negative quality
take on [phrasal verb]: to accept to do something even though it was not your responsibility
struggle [verb]: to have difficulties and make a lot of effort to do something
workload [noun]: an amount of work
step up [phrasal verb]: to take action or act
step back [phrasal verb]: to withdraw from a situation
empathy [noun]: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
creepy [adjective]: causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease
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