A few weeks ago, I saw an advert in a newspaper for a job I really wanted. I filled out the application form, wrote my CV and sent everything off in the post. A few days later I received an email to invite me for an interview. I was so excited, but very nervous.

I wanted to look really smart for the interview. I wore a smart suit with a white shirt and my shiny, red shoes. I wanted to make a good impression.

At the interview they asked me lots of questions. They asked me about my previous work experience and skills that I've got for the job. I also had to fill out some paperwork. I was well-prepared, so I think it went well. Afterwards, the interviewers shook my hand and said, “We’ll be in touch.” I am looking forward to hearing from them!

Going for a job interview is a challenging but exciting experience. Watch the video, which shows one person’s experience of the job interview process, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.


Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - reorder the conversation

Task 3 - your turn to speak

Practise saying this conversation with a friend:

Interviewer: Good afternoon, Nice to meet you.

Interviewee: Hello. Nice to meet you, too.

Interviewer: We’d like to ask you a few questions. First, can you tell us about your previous work experience, please?

Interviewee: Yes, of course. I am unemployed at the moment, but my last job was at a supermarket. Before that, I worked as a cleaner at a school.

Interviewer: What skills have you got that would help you in this job?

Interviewee: I’m very organised and always on time. I work well in a team and I am polite.

Interviewer: That’s great. We just need you to complete some paperwork and read through the terms of employment.

Interviewee: No problem. Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Interviewer: Thank you for coming today. We’ll be in touch.

You can use your phone to record yourself speaking. Listen and record it again until you are happy.