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Episode 05

Sarah goes for her interview. How will she do?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


This video very useful for me. From this video i can get tips and know how to answer a question from Panel. Learning english and at the same time equip me with new knowledge. I am feel so pleasure.

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This video is very useful to me, thanks a lot! There is a question I would like to receive your answer,  why Philip Hart used the word "post" instead of "job", and could you please tell me in what case we use "post"? it's quite rare to me.Thank you again!

Hello lovely_star782000,
I'm glad you like the video, and thank you for saying so!
The word 'post' is very similar to 'position' in this context, but both of these words are interchangeable with 'job' when we are talking about employment:
I'm applying for the post of...
I'm applying for the position of...
I'm applying for the job of...
When we use the verb 'hold' we say 'position' rather than anything else:
I currently hold the position of Sales Manager for a large company.
'Job' can also describe things we must do that are not connected with employment:
I'm decorating the house at the moment.  It's a big job!
I hope that clarifies it for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear all,
I think this video so interesting a I learnt a lot of skill. Thank LearningEnglish so much.

Hi The LearnEnglish Team,
I'd like to ask the meaning of Sarah's sentence "I was having a bad day" after Marcia had said "We spoke on the phone". Does Sarah mean something opposite? It seems a little bit strange when you say you are having a bad day while someone calls you up to a job interview. You should have been happy.
Nice day to you!

Hi Inuyasha,
You're right - it is usually not a good idea to tell an interviewer that you're having a bad day. I think Sarah was trying to explain why, in episode 3, it was so hard for Marcia to hear her on the phone.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great video, Sarah is very good in the interview.
Now, we know how to behave in an interview.

I think so, thank you learing English so much

Good morning Adem
Thank you very much for your attention and your reply
From your response I understand that the evaluation after each episode alone no comprehensive assessment.
Thank you again I am very happy to communicate with you
I hope that I'm not heavy to communicate with you, and sorry in advance
Best wishes