Interview advice from poor Johnny the injured footballer. Written by Chris Rose.

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Intermediate: B1


Hi I have a question. ‘Find out as much about them as you can! Don’t let them ask all the questions.’ I thought ‘let them ask’ meant ‘You’d better to research about them in advance so that THEY DON’T HAVE TO ASK YOU everything.‘ But from the context, maybe opposite. ‘YOU shouldn’t ask them everything.‘ I’m confused how to use ‘let them ask’.

Hi emio,

There are two pieces of advice here. The first is to research the company, so you know something about it. The second is to ask (intelligent) questions using this knowledge. When Johnny says 'Don't let them ask all the questions', he is suggesting that the person being interviewed should ask some questions too.



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Hi Peter,

Thank you so much. I see, there are 2 pieces of advice!
Now it is so clear. Thank you.


Hmm, job interviews, it's a long past to me, and now I'm a freelance, I needn't take any more interviews, and how I hate wearing tie! When I was working for a private school, I sometimes had an argument over if I needed to put on a tie... I loathe formal suits...

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I couldn't find same word of "type" from episode in the Task 3. I wrote "formal" but it is wrong. Which word is it?

Thank you very much.