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Episode 02

Marcia and Philip discuss the applications they've received and the interview format.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I like this web site very much. It is useful and interesting and have lot of stuff.. best of luck for The Learn English Team.
can you tell me how can I download audio of these business episodes that I can hear off line.

Hello Aqsa Salim,

I'm afraid these and most of our videos are not available for download for legal reasons. I'm sorry! I'm not sure if they'd interest you, but all of our Elementary Podcasts can be downloaded for free.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your wonderful way to help people in order to improve our English. I am very happy and I am going to do my best. Thank you for your support. May God bless you! Thank you a lot.


for some reason, i cannot watch this vedio at home, but i can watch this at my office, can you pls. let me know what wrong with this?

Hello Kinlon,

If you are able to watch it in one place but not in another then there must be some local issue. This may be related to the settings of your computer at home, or the device or browser you are using. It could also be restrictions on your connection. Unfortunately we cannot help you with this - it is a local issue and you will need to check your settings, try another device and try another browser to see if it helps.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! where I can find a video?

Dear Yulia Mavrina,
Go to you tube and write British Council then like it, after that write the name episode like ( you're hired ) that will be found then you can download it

Hello Yulia,

If you can't see the video on this page, I'd recommend you either try viewing it in a different browser or that you install the Adobe Flash Player. That should solve the problem, but if not, please let us know what browser version you're using.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am fresh here.
I am trying to improve my written English. I have been told that my vocabulary is fairly good, but my written english, particular my grammar is so poor that I need to address. I am not sure if this is a good place for me as I have noticed that most of people here are concerning their speaking English. If there's anyone could kindly give me some suggestions, it would be most appreciated. Thank you.