Episode 5

 

Sarah goes for an interview with Marcia and Philip.

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Preparation

Before you watch

We suggest you do the vocabulary activities below before you watch. Then watch the video and do the task to check your understanding. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want. Finally, have a look at Task 2, which contains some business notes and a further vocabulary activity on adjectives which are commonly used to describe jobs.

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Comments

The video was awsome. Talk become kind of grows on me. As for Sarah, she is flexible and deals well with difficult managee. So I think she will get the job as Manager.

i like this video , because helpfull me to improve my conversation. but sometime i need partner to speak , could you help me

Hello agus koima,

I'm afraid we can't help you to find a speaking partner, but I can make a suggestion about how you can work on your speaking even without a partner.  You can use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish: after doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of fluency.  You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Is Sarah a native English speaker? How come I can understand her clearly, but have a difficulty in listening the interviewers.

Tracy

Hello tcz8,

Yes, Sarah certainly sounds like a native speaker to me!  I can't really say why you find her easier to understand, however.  It may be that her accent is more familiar to you, or that the speed or manner of her delivery suits you for some reason.  I'm afraid only you can answer that!

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody
In my opinion this video shows a real interview situation, in fact I think that we could take a couple of terms to use in our next chances.

On the other hand I guess that Sarah is going to get the job because she showed her best face and she looked very confident.

Have a great day!

Hello.

I wish to make an inquiry into something. Would speaking at a slow pace like Sarah does in the video not bore the interviewers in a job interview ?

Best of luck,
Sandy

Hello Sandy,

You are, of course, correct that it is not good to speak too slowly.  However, I don't find Sarah's speech too slow in this video.  It seems quite natural to me and not irritating at all.

The important thing is to be clear and to speak at a speed which is comfortable and natural for you.  That may be quicker than Sarah's speed, of course, and that would be fine.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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