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.






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 

Her performance is amazing; she left the very good impression on the two employees so I think that she got the chance to have that job

I am going to seek a new job. Your series are extremely useful to me. I hope i will have a successful job interview like Sara. What is more, I am wondering if there is a chatting place for English speakers in this site.

Hi Hanh,
We would like to have an area for learners to chat, but we know that many young people use this site and we need to make it safe for them. I hope we can make such an area in the future.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great job by Sarah! I believe she will get the job. She has the potential for the job and her boss will be satisfied.

Dear management team,
It will be of use to us as we are from unhealthy education country  if you allow to download video.
Thousand thanks.