IELTS interview is different from a job interview. Be sure to showcase your English ability, not your job qualification.

Are job interviews the same as IELTS interviews? The answer is, in some ways they are and in others they are not.

How are they the same?

In a job interview and an IELTS interview you are asked questions and based on your answers you are judged by another person. In both you are trying to create a good impression.

How are they different?

In a job interview you are trying to showcase your experience, your qualifications and your skills and expertise that are relevant for the job you are applying for. In contrast, in an IELTS interview you are only showcasing your level of spoken English and it is this that the examiner will judge you on.

In an IELTS interview you do not need to sell yourself in terms of your job qualifications or experience, you simply need to demonstrate to the examiner your competence in English. Unfortunately in our video clip, Joao does not understand this and concentrates on selling himself more than selling his English ability.


it's very interesting and useful but could you tell me any reasonable answer in each situation in the end of each video, please?  

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Hello Alex!
We're happy that you want to talk to other learners on the website, but please remember that our house rules ask you not to share your own e-mail or other personal details. This is to protect all our users! We're looking at ways to make it easier for learners to talk to each other, and you are welcome to join the conversation in the 'comments' section of each page .
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Hello. I studied English language at university. now I am preparing for IELTS exam. Thats why I want to join to your speaking group, Can I join and How?

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Hi ali69,

As Jeremy says in his reply to joyth, it's great that you want to practise your English, but please note that you must follow the House Rules, which state that personal information such as Skype IDs cannot be shared on LearnEnglish.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Joyth!
We really like it when students want to practice their English together and find out about people in different parts of the world. That's why we have comment sections on almost all of our pages – so you can talk to other students!
However, please remember our house rules ask you not to share personal information, including Skype and e-mail. This is to protect you and everyone else who uses our site.
Have fun, and enjoy your stay on LearnEnglish!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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