AbdElrahman AbdElrahman

Job Interview
Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS practice speaking in the context of job interviews. The lesson starts with a warmer that includes a visual and a short discussion to arouse interest and elicit the topic. This is followed by a dictionary game and a video recording of people doing the task. This gives the SS a clear model of what will be expected of them and exposes them to language related to the topic. In pairs they discuss the most common interview questions and answers, match their ideas with other pairs and then rehearse presenting their role play to the class. eventually, SS report their role play, vote for the best pair and get feedback from the teacher.The teacher also highlights the language that the SS use during the report phase for analysis.The SS then do practice activities to increase their confidence and make a note of useful language


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a roleplay in the context of job interviews

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of past simple positive in the context of job interviews


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context, personalize it and engage students

1) Show a picture of a job interview and ask questions to elicit the topic from SS - Are these people at a restaurant? - are they at a cafe? - what do you think this is? - do you think interviews are easy or difficult? 2) Discussion questions to personalize the context and prepare SS for the Task - What do you think of job interviews? -What do you do before a job interview? -What should you wear to a job interview? -How do you feel after a job interview?

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

1) Pre-teach: words are presented to students through dictionary. students are divided into pairs and are challenged to find the definitions quickly, creating a sense of competition and increasing motivation levels. - Interviewer - Candidate - Succeed 2) video recording of an actual interview. provides input and exposure for the upcoming productive task . SS watch for a reason as they try to answer these questions in pairs - is this a good or a bad interview? - find three interview questions?

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

In pairs students are asked to discuss the most common interview questions and answers. also students match with another pair to discuss their ideas and any similarities and differences. Meanwhile, teacher monitors the groups and provides needed support

Planning (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

each pair rehearses presenting their role play to the class and switch roles to achieve maximum benefit for both participants.

Report (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Class listens to the interviews in turns. their task is to choose the best interview. then teacher gives feedback and students vote and choose the best interview.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

teacher identifies the key language area of improvement in students reports and highlight its meaning, form and pronunciation.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

teacher conducts a less controlled and a free practice to the language focus linking them to the context of the lesson.

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