Islam Islam

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn some useful sentences and phrases about job and course admission interviews.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Interviews in the context of Interview dos and don'ts

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in conversations in the context of job and course admission interviews


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

- 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.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

(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

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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

Semi-Controlled Practice (5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- 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.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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