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.






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.

This is my first time for me to partcipate in this series. I don't know the previous interview, but as far as Sarah, her interview was successful and she will be hired.

i'm thinking that if this series has audio files for downloading, that would be perfect, hehe.

Thanks for your suggestion. At the moment, we don't have the copyright permission to make the audio files available for downloading, but it's something we want to do in the future.
It would be interesting to hear why you want to download the files - what do you want to do with them?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Adam, thanks for your comment!
You asked a good question. I want to download audio files just because 'you are hired' is so cool and I want to put them onto my walkman so that I could listen to them handily. These video clips are really well-made and I believe the conversations in which would be very helpful for my learning. Even if there is a fee for downloading audio files, if only not too high, hehe, yet it is ok. 
 And I want to say that The LearnEnglish Team is doing an excellent job and I don't want to be too greed, so I'm actually very satisfied now.

Hello XYZ,
Wow, if you are in Japan you must be commenting after midnight - I hope you are getting enough sleep!
Thanks for the information about why you would like to download the audio. We would like to make more audio and video files available for downloading, but as I wrote before we first have to sort out some copyright issues.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team