Copy of Extreme Job Interview Questions Listening and Speaking Practices
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn and practice integrated listening and speaking in the context of extreme job interviews. It will also drill the language for extreme interview questions that was dealt in the previous lesson.


Abc CD 1.9

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice in listening for specific information and detail in the context of extreme interviews.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice/consolidate work done on questions. To provide Ss practice in speaking for fluency.


Lead-in from previous lesson (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Remind Ss the picture from the previous lesson. Ask if they can remember what it showed. Ss work in pairs and discuss: 'Have you ever been for a job interview?' 'What kind of questions did they ask?' 'Did you get the job?'

Pre-Listening (8-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Predict unfamiliar words from the listening script on p15-16 of teachers book and quickly pre-teach a few of these items to Ss eg 'reincarnated, flustered, kick a dog, turn it down, fond of'

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students practice in listening for detail

Hand out the gap fill handout to work in pairs. Demo the first listening activity to ensure Ss understand the task. Have Ss listen and complete the questions. Feedback: have the answers posted on the board.

While-Listening #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Again demo the activity first and have Ss work alone - peer check - feedback. Feedback: Nominate each pair to provide one answer. Write the answers on the board.

Post-Listening/Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the context of the listening and expand on what they've learned

Listening various interviews provide a basic model for this speaking activity. The have also covered relevant vocabulary. Nominate Ss A and B. Seating should be face to face at interview stations. Demo the activity with student A, elicit what happens after student A has interviewed (Student B now interviews) Student A will use p104, Student B will use p108 to interview each other. Feedback. Possible activity: If time allows, Ss may write 2-3 interview questions of their own and ask their peer. Demo then peer work then whole class.

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