Sarah goes for an interview.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Comprehension task

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.


Task 2

Business Notes

In the interview Sarah is asked some difficult questions, but these are quite typical, standard interview questions. Here are a few more:

Why do you want to work for us?

Give us an example of a time when you did not meet your goals or objectives?

Give us an example of a situation where you faced conflict or difficult communication problems and how did you deal with it?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

What would your current manager say are your strengths?

What do you think are your weaknesses?

Why should we give you the job?

Do you prefer working in a team or on your own?

What is the first thing you would change, if you were to start working here?

Vocabulary: Describing jobs

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the adjectives in the box.




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


The video is a nice one. In the interview Sarah nicely answered all the questions and her expression was impressive. But I think she may not get the job. I think Marcia Boardman (may be the chairman) and Philip Hart (CEO) are not happy with her question. The two key policy maker of the company liked to hear about safe marketing of their product, not about ethics or environment.

I agree with you, yes, it's most unlikely that the lovely CEO would be interested in ethics or environment or blah blah blah, haha. But probably he is good at saying something that is a mere formality, anyway, good for language learning. :)

 Its great video.I like it.its useful with me!Thanks a lot British Coucil^^

I like 'you're hired' very much. This series is really cool, the plot, the performance, and the speech, they are all excellent. Very helpful for learning.
I guess Sarah will get the job.

Wow! Sarah looks wonderful! She is so beautiful so attractive and smiles all the way. You can see the soft-spoken Sarah answering the interviewers with all the required information confidently and full of charisma.
On the contrary, Daniel is totally unpersuasive as you can see in the episode 4. All in all, I think Sarah is the best choice and certainly, she will get the job. Thank you.

very good!!!!!!!!! she is doing very well and i think they will hire her she is better than Daniel

i'm thinking that if this series has audio files for downloading, that would be perfect, hehe.

Thanks for your suggestion. At the moment, we don't have the copyright permission to make the audio files available for downloading, but it's something we want to do in the future.
It would be interesting to hear why you want to download the files - what do you want to do with them?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Adam, thanks for your comment!
You asked a good question. I want to download audio files just because 'you are hired' is so cool and I want to put them onto my walkman so that I could listen to them handily. These video clips are really well-made and I believe the conversations in which would be very helpful for my learning. Even if there is a fee for downloading audio files, if only not too high, hehe, yet it is ok. 
 And I want to say that The LearnEnglish Team is doing an excellent job and I don't want to be too greed, so I'm actually very satisfied now.

Hello XYZ,
Wow, if you are in Japan you must be commenting after midnight - I hope you are getting enough sleep!
Thanks for the information about why you would like to download the audio. We would like to make more audio and video files available for downloading, but as I wrote before we first have to sort out some copyright issues.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team