Episode 03

Marcia calls the candidates to give them details of the interview.

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Marcia: Hi, I'm Marcia Boardman. I'm calling from WebWare.

Daniel: Oh, hi, Marcia. Great to hear from you.

Marcia: You'll have already been told you've been shortlisted for interview ...

Sarah: Oh, yes, great ... hello? Can you hear me?

Marcia: Yes ... Is it OK if I call you now? Would you like me to call you back later?

Sarah: Erm, no, no, no, that's OK.

Marcia: Good. Well, we're very excited about meeting you. OK, I just want to talk you through the procedure for the day. Someone will meet you when you arrive, reimburse you for any travel expenses you may have, and then bring you up to meet myself and Philip Hart, the CEO.

Daniel: OK, sounds good. So, will you be the only members of the interview panel there, then?

Marcia: Yes, it'll be just me and Philip who will talk to you. The interview will be in three parts. First of all we'll ask you some general questions about yourself and your educational and professional background, then we'll move on to specifics.

Sarah: Oh, er, specifics? Erm, well, er, what kind of questions will you be asking?

Marcia: Well, it'll be very similar to the personal statement you submitted with your CV. We'll be expecting you to give actual examples of problems you've faced and solved, and of what you feel are your major successes in your career so far.

Daniel: OK, well, yeah, that sounds great. Can't wait!

Marcia: Then there'll be a chance for you to ask us any questions about the job itself or WebWare in general.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK. I'll think of something!

Marcia: After that, we'd like you to give a short presentation on how you see WebWare as a company progressing, and how you see yourself taking us there.

Daniel: OK, so will I be expected to give, like, a formal-style presentation?

Marcia: It can be as formal or as informal as you like. There'll be a flip chart and a data projector there available. If you need anything else, just let us know.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK, a presentation! Erm, I'll think of something. I haven't done one of those in a while ...

Marcia: Is that all clear? Great. So, Daniel, I'll see you at 11 a.m., a week tomorrow.

Daniel: OK, great, yeah, I look forward to meeting you! Thanks, bye.

Marcia: OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1 p.m., a week tomorrow. Best of luck!

Sarah: Oh, thanks. I'll need it!

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Submitted by dani on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 13:57

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This episode about recruitment happens in the developped countries like US or UK . In Poland most employers are looking for employees who will be work under pressure for badly -paid wages . This is sad realities of being employee in Poland. If you live in harsh , dire conditions of Third World like Poland , Moldova, Ukraine or India you will be abused or will have to abuse another human being only for money. This is the real face of globalisation .Of course this episode show how business life like in the international and multicultural companies. And I have watched this series like films about James Bond because I never have have such a opportunity in my life.
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Submitted by arradfar on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 08:40

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Hi I need to know meaning of 'a week' in this phrase ' I'll see you at 11am, a week tomorrow. ' , it might be 'this week' , isn't it?
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Submitted by Kirk on Sun, 28/04/2019 - 07:25

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Hello arradfar In British English, 'a week tomorrow' is a common way of saying 'a week from tomorrow'. For example, if today is Sunday 28 April, 'a week tomorrow' means a week from Monday 29 April, i.e. Monday 6 May. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Vuqar on Wed, 20/02/2019 - 12:45

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Hi, Mrs Marcia called to candidates and invated them for the interview in this video content.
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Submitted by Olena_Sh on Fri, 15/02/2019 - 11:44

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hi, it's really interesting to watch this video and previous ones too I think Marcia had like man candidate more than woman at first, and it is so interesting how it will be after interview

Submitted by Lusine on Fri, 25/01/2019 - 21:13

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MB: OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1pm, a week tomorrow. ___________________________________ Hi. I want to know what does it mean "a week tomorrow" in this dialogue?

Hi Lusine,

The phrase 'a week tomorrow' means that it will happen one week after tomorrow. In other words, in eight days. If today is Monday, it will happen on Tuesday next week.

 

Peter

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Submitted by Lusine on Fri, 25/01/2019 - 21:11

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MB: After that, we'd like you to give a short presentation on how you see WebWare as a company progressing, and how you see yourself taking us there. __________________________________ Hello.Could you explain me what are the words of "taking us there" mean in this dialogue???