1. Brainstorming Company Research (10-15 minutes)
Objective: Encourage students to think about the importance of researching a company before a job interview.
Activity: Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a list of well-known companies. Ask them to brainstorm the information they would want to know about the company before going for a job interview. After a few minutes, have each group share their findings with the class.
Questions to prompt discussion:
2. Role-Play: Handling Unexpected Questions (15-20 minutes)
Objective: Practice handling unexpected questions during a job interview.
Activity: Pair up students and have them take turns being the interviewer and the interviewee. The interviewer should come up with unexpected questions, such as “What book are you currently reading?” or “Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?” The interviewee should respond to these questions confidently and thoughtfully.
After each role-play, provide constructive feedback to the students on their responses, emphasizing the importance of staying composed and providing meaningful answers even to unexpected questions.
interview (noun): a formal meeting between a job candidate and an employer to assess the candidate’s qualifications and suitability for a position.
– I have an important job interview tomorrow morning with a leading tech company.
– The interview panel asked a series of challenging questions during the interview.
prepare (verb): make ready or get ready in advance for a specific purpose, such as a job interview.
– John spent hours preparing for the job interview by researching the company and rehearsing his answers.
– The candidate prepared well and confidently answered all the interview questions.
suitable (adjective): something that is appropriate or fitting for a particular purpose or situation.
– The candidate’s skills and experience made him a suitable candidate for the management position.
– The interviewers were impressed by how well the candidate’s qualifications matched the job requirements, making him a suitable fit for the team.
effectively (adverb): in a way that produces the desired result or achieves the intended goal.
– Sarah communicated her strengths effectively during the interview, leaving a positive impression on the hiring manager.
– The candidate handled the unexpected question with composure and effectively demonstrated problem-solving skills.
strengths (noun): the positive qualities or skills that a person can use in various situations, including a job interview.
– During the interview, the candidate highlighted his strengths in teamwork and leadership.
– Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you tailor your responses during the interview to showcase your best qualities.
Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.
Intermediate Level (Recall and Comprehension Questions)
Advanced Level (Critical Thinking Questions)
The following activities deal with related topics to give you additional language practice.