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Episode 02

Marcia and Philip discuss the applications they've received and the interview format.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I have no problem on listening but I'm having problem expressing my thoughts :(

finally i can understand to listening..thanks british council

but honestly I say I can't catch much in detail without seeing Transcript listening skill is bad? want to improve..pls suggest me..thanks

Hello suu2aung,
It's good that you got it in the end - keep trying and it will get easier!
Using the transcript is a good idea. You can try listening without looking at it, try reading it first and then listening without it, or try listening and reading at the same time - try different approaches to see what is most helpful for you.
Another approach is to listen to the audio without looking at the questions/exercises.  This will help you to get used to the voices and get a general idea of the content, which makes the tasks easier.  You can read through the questions after that and listen again while you try to answer them.
It can be helpful to try some easier texts too, on different subjects (some connected to business, some to other topics).  Take a look at the audio and video materials available here (click) and see how they suit you. 
Most of all, keep going!  I can tell from your comments that you are making progress, even if it's hard work.  That's good, so keep practising!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Nice lessons..again
but I did not catch very much..finally I got it

my name is Censi, i love this website.You are making a great job. Many thanks for the  British Council:) 

Hi, I think that the answer Nº 5: "Marcia and Phillip want the candidates to do a presentation about the company’s future" is FALSE and not true beacuse they are not looking for a employee to the futere, in reality they are looking for a employee because in the episode 1 Philip Hart  dismised Brian.
Should be False and not true. What do you think?

Amazing place to learn professional English!! Thanks a lot, LearnEnglish Team.

It's a great video.

I had some difficulties in comprehension of the speech, but mostly because of the vocabulary; it's very specific and new to my ears. All in all, it was a great video converstation, thanks!!!