General English, Speaking Lessons
People and Places
A1 Beginner
Present Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide of an English lesson for adults teaching essential questions for a first-time meeting and practicing the simple present t

Lesson Description

It’s a pleasure to meet you! In this lesson, students will learn important questions to ask when meeting someone for the first time. This lesson features audio of a short job interview. Students will also learn and practice the simple present tense and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss important questions to ask when meeting someone for the first time

  • To learn and practice the simple present tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn about interviewing for your first job. Are you good at talking to people? What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have any questions about the job? Learn how to answer these common questions so you will never get stumped in an interview.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

part-time job [noun]: a job in which a person works for only some of the day or week
job interview [noun]: a meeting in which an employer asks the person applying for a job questions to see whether they would be the right person to do that job
freelancer [noun]: someone who works on different projects with different companies instead of being a company employee
talkative [adjective]: talking a lot
outdoors [adverb]: in or into the open air; outside a building
living [noun]: the money that you earn from your job
garage [noun]: a business that repairs or sells cars
athletic [adjective]: physically strong, fit, and active
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