To provide clarification and practice of Interviews in the context of Interview dos and don'ts
To provide fluency speaking practice in conversations in the context of job and course admission interviews
Procedure (24-40 minutes)
- Play Will Smith’s video (interview – The Pursuit of Happyness) Ask: Do you think he will get the job? - Display the discussion question for students to discuss in pairs. (What should/shouldn’t you do in an interview?) - Elicit quick ideas from them.
(worksheet – reading & categorizing) - Display the worksheet on the screen and explain the task to students - Draw their attention to the title and ask them: (What do you expect to read about? Advice for successful interviews) - Inform them to read the text (individually) to put the underlined phrases/sentences in the right place in the table - Model one sentence/phrase - Have them check in pairs - Display the answer key
Target Vocabulary: dress smartly – dress appropriately – (maintain/avoid) eye contact – answer briefly – shake hands firmly – send references – be punctual – do some research – show enthusiasm – potential – bling – speak negatively – be honest – fidget – act rudely - Display photos (PPT) and elicit the word/phrase - Ask CCQs as needed - Drill pronunciation in meaningful sentences - Display/Write the word/phrase and highlight phonological features
- In pairs, ask them to add more tips to each column in the worksheet. - (If time) In groups, they share their ideas - Elicit answers from them orally to be shared with the class.
Interview Roleplay - Writing a few words on the board, explain to students that they are going to act interviews. - Point out that the interviewer is usually the one who asks, and the interviewee is the one applying for the job/course (applicant) - Tell them that they will be acting two different interview scenarios—a job interview and a student interview - Decide pairs for each scenario then explain each briefly. - Model an interview briefly with a student (close pair demonstration) - Point out that interviewees should be convincing and that interviewers should decide if they would accept them or not and why? -Distribute the role cards and give them one minute to prepare before they start speaking. - Monitor around to ensure they are working properly and to prepare for the feedback stage. - (If time allows) Swap roles.