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.






Sara was very good and self-confident. I think she will get this job. 

I agree  with the majority that this episode is very useful.
Interview was educational and that is most important.
Thank you

just a not to say a big thank  you for giving us such programmed learning we all enjoyed

This site is great!
Thank you!!!!!

First I would like to thank all people who working on this great site :D
I hope to add a chat room  to practice our vocabularies,
(Adam you can have moderations to keep the chat room safely) ;)   
I like this video and their  tasks,  i am glad that  I did well in both .
I think Sara ll get the job coz she deserves that .

i agree with that a chat room would be extremely useful, speaking English is a way to learn it faster, but I'm worried about people using the chatspeak or leetspeak instead of the actual English.

 I like the way Sarah delivers her answers to the interviewers...brilliant !!!

I think, that Sarah is very adequate. She has real expirience in management. But , in my opinion, sales director must knou product very well and market segment. It's impossible to finde out all detales without real experience in similiar field. Product Sarah had been sold is very different from WebWere.

I agree with you. We are talking about IT bisness It means special knowledge. It is nessesary about a year to understand trends

 one of the wonderfull interview technique,just i love it keep it brithishcouncill