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.
In the seventh video in the series Marcia and Philip discuss and compare the two interviewees before making the decision about who to give the job to. In doing this they use a number of adjectives to describe the characters of Daniel and Sarah, such as convincing and arrogant. Adjectives can often have a positive or negative connotation – here are a few more adjectives that could be used to describe someone in an interview situation:
Positive: Convincing; Self-assured; Confident; Well-prepared; Sincere; Ambitious
Negative: Unconvincing; Arrogant; Overconfident; Unprepared; Insincere; Over-ambitious