Sarah goes for an interview with Marcia and Philip.


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.






very interesting to learn

I think it was a great video about preperation to the job interview. I hope it will help me a lot with my learning English. In my opinion Sarah did a good job and showed herself confidence and convincing .it is very important when you know what you wanted to say.As a rule it is a big plus that Sarah was doing a voluntary work at the centre for children with dificulties and can speak so many languages. and of course she has her own vision why the global market is changing so rapidly and had already had some guestions about company to the employer. it seems to me that she will have more chances to get this job and she is more suited to this position than other candidate.

Hello LearnEnglish Team,

could you refraze this sentence, please: "So this post would be quite a change then..."

Hello Edgariukstis,

Which part of this sentence do you find difficult to understand? 'post' refers to the job that Sarah is interviewing for, and Philip is saying that her current job at the other company looks quite different from the one she wants. 'so' is explained in the dictionary – be sure to look for the 'conjunction (SENTENCE BEGINNING)' entry (you have to scroll down the page quite a bit to find this'. 'then' means something like 'as a result' – again, see the dictionary (look for the 'adverb (RESULT)' part).

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I was wondering if you could say me how can I remmember the new words?
Best wishes

Hello LearnEnglish Team,
The first three video clips worked fine, but suddenly I am not able to view anything. I re-downloaded Flash Player, can't can't seem to figure out why none of the video clips are playing anymore. (not even number 1)

Hello MorningSong,

That's quite odd. I've checked the videos and they are working correctly so I can only guess that this is a local and temporary problem for you. Please let us know if it clears up.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

That must be very interesting.