Lesson 18 – The right for the job

Warm up

  1. Ask students if they can remember job interviews they have had, and what kind of questions they were asked. If your students are still at school or college, ask them what questions they expect at job interviews.
  2. Company name: In or Out to Lunch Catering Services
    Job: Catering Assistant
  3. Ask if any words are new. Invite other students to explain before you give meanings yourself. Ask students to talk with a neighbor about what the company might do and what the job might involve. Listen to suggestions. If they do not guess, explain that it is a company that provides lunches in its own café but also delivers to offices and other workplaces.
  4. Ask what questions might be asked at the interview.

Main Activity

  1. The students are going to hear two interviews for the job. Tell them to write down the interviewer’s questions.
  2. Play the recording at least twice.
  3.  Listen again and decide who will get the job and why. Play the recording once more.


  1. Tell students that they are going to practise job interviews. Give out the photocopies. Ask students to look at the first job advert. Ask them what type of person would be good for the job. Use the questions on the board as prompts.
  2. Put students in groups of four. Ask them to think about people for the other jobs.
  3. Divide the groups of four into two pairs. Ask each student to choose a different job to apply for. Explain that they can invent experience that they do not really have.
  4. Tell them to act out the interviews. The interviewer should use questions from the board and others if they are needed, and fill in the Interview notes.
  5. When both interviews are complete, the interviewers give feedback and say if the interviewees got the job.
  6. Ask students to choose another advert from the sheet and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7. Ask the class how their interviews went. Ask if most people got the jobs or not.

Follow up

  •  In groups of four, students create four job adverts of their own. Tell them to use their imagination to think of very unusual jobs.
  • Each student in the group takes one advert without looking.
  • They interview each other in pairs as before.


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