An interview

Jack's applying to university to train as a PE (physical education) teacher. How do you think the interview goes?

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

Transcript

Mrs Spence: Ahhh ... Jack. Please take a seat. I’m Mrs Spence.
Jack: Hello Mrs Spence. Nice to meet you.
Mrs Spence: You too. So, you’ve applied to do a teaching course here.
Jack: Yes, that’s right.
Mrs Spence: I’d like you to tell me, first of all, why you want to be a teacher.
Jack: OK. Well, I’ve always loved explaining things and helping people. I’m not looking for an easy job – I like a challenge! I also want to work with young people.
Mrs Spence: And why have you decided to become a PE teacher?
Jack: OK, I love all sports and I really believe it’s important for young people to do sport at school.
Mrs Spence: Yes, I agree. Why is it so important, do you think?
Jack: OK. Well, first of all, we all know it’s important for our health to keep physically fit. Secondly, physical exercise is good for our mental well-being and self-esteem.
Mrs Spence: Hmmm …
Jack: Finally, playing sport teaches young people important life lessons, like the importance of teamwork, discipline and fairness, for instance.
Mrs Spence: OK, thank you. And, where does your passion for sport come from?
Jack: Hmm, let me think. It’s difficult to choose one thing in particular ... I grew up around sport. My mum was a really good athlete, actually.
Mrs Spence: Oh, yes?
Jack: We used to go and see her running marathons, which made a big impression on me as a child. I suppose it’s in my blood.
Mrs Spence: Right, fantastic. And how do you think teachers can encourage their students to enjoy sport?
Jack: Hmm, that’s an interesting question. On one hand, I think many students enjoy the competitive element. They want to be the best, it’s motivating for them. On the other hand, we need to encourage the ones who are not as confident. So we need to reward them for participating and trying their best. It’s not all about winning!
Mrs Spence: OK, thank you very much, Jack. You make some good points.
Jack: It’s my pleasure. Thank you.
Mrs Spence: Now I’m going to show you around the college ...

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Mrs Spence: Ahhh ... Jack. Please take a seat. I’m Mrs Spence.
Jack: Hello Mrs Spence. Nice t__ m___ y__.
Mrs Spence: You too. So, you’ve applied to do a teaching course here.
Jack: Yes, that’s r____.
Mrs Spence: I’d like you to tell me, first of all, why you want to be a teacher.
Jack: OK. Well, I’ve a_____ loved explaining things and helping p_____. I’m not looking f__ an easy job – I like a challenge! I also want to work with young people.
Mrs Spence: And why have you decided to become a PE teacher?
Jack: OK, I love all sports and I really b______ it’s important f__ young people to do sport at school.
Mrs Spence: Yes, I agree. Why is it so important, do you think?
Jack: OK. Well, f____ of a__, we all know it’s important for our health to keep physically fit. S_______, physical exercise is g___ f__ our mental well-being and self-esteem.
Mrs Spence: Hmmm …
Jack: F______, playing sport teaches young people important life lessons, l___ the importance of teamwork, discipline and fairness, f__ i_______.
Mrs Spence: OK, thank you. And, where does your passion for sport come from?
Jack: Hmm, let m__ t____. It’s difficult to choose one thing i__ p_________ ... I grew up around sport. My mum was a really good athlete, a_______.
Mrs Spence: Oh, yes?
Jack: We u___ t__ go and see her running marathons, which m___ a big impression o__ me as a child. I suppose it’s in my b____.
Mrs Spence: Right, fantastic. And how do you think teachers can encourage their students to enjoy sport?
Jack: Hmm, that’s an interesting question. On o__ h___, I think many students enjoy the competitive element. They want to be the best, it’s motivating for them. On t__ o____ hand, we need to encourage the ones who are not as confident. So we need to reward them for participating and trying their best. It’s not all a____ winning!
Mrs Spence: OK, thank you very much, Jack. You make some good points.
Jack: It’s my p_______. Thank you.
Mrs Spence: Now I’m going to show you around the college ...

Discussion

Do you think you might have to do an interview in English in the future? What have you learned from this video?

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Comments

Submitted by engalex on Sun, 05/29/2022 - 16:59

the video very distrustful satisfied is very well done, you can see the creators did their best in terms of quality

Submitted by engalex on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:24

After this Vedio I have a lot of information about interview.

Submitted by Snytek22 on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:55

a very well-made video, you can learn a lot from it

Submitted by Saagii on Wed, 10/13/2021 - 01:12

We all know interview is so important. And I have learned PE was so important lesson in school

Submitted by RieBi on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 11:55

Yes, i think i'll have an interview in English in the future. It's really important to me.

Submitted by Arivelde on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 15:35

Probably in the future I am going to have in english, and yes, this video taught me some good things that I didn't know, such as; "in the one hand ..... on the other", "Fairness", "self-steem", things I am going to use in the future.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:22

I've learnt some expressions such as in particular, on the one hand ... on the other hand, finally, self-esteem, well-being, fairness, to keep fit. Yes, certainly! I am ready to have an interview in English in the future.

Submitted by nimdini on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:34

I think this video is very important for my near future.It tells us to be polite in the interviews.

Submitted by Stasiia_Ukr on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:56

That video was a really good experience for me as a student who has other language as a main and who want to improve speaking skills in an interesting way. Thank you very much! :))))))))))))))

Submitted by Orgitohaxhi on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 12:19

This was very helpful

Submitted by Vuquan on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:37

I think i can. I learn from this video about the how to interview in English.
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Submitted by Xuka on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:18

I think I will have a lot of interviews in English for jobs, apprenticeships, scholarships, placements and university courses in the future. From this video, I learned something. Firstly, you have to create a positive first impression through what you wear, body language. Secondly, you get to grips with interview questions. Your answers must truth, brief, and concentrate on your strengths. And finally, you have to show your passion for the applied position. All things above will help you succeed at interviews.

Submitted by Ian_reynoso on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:36

In the future I see myself dominating English 100

Submitted by bloomybloom on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:47

Ofcourse I need to do an interview in English in the future because I want to work in the USA , it's my ambition actually . This video helps me a lot and gives me loads of informations about how to talk in an interview . I think I've learn many things from this video like : 1. I need to have a high self-esteem 2.I need to show my passion and the reasons why I want the job ....... ETC

Submitted by Thapa01 on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 10:24

Yes, i think in my future i have to do interview in English . This vedio is really helpful to me about how to talk in interview.

Submitted by yare8p on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 00:45

For sure. In my degree we use a lot of technicalities in english because in American continent the most of the scientific resources read in english. So, it is important for the earth sciences's companies that their employes got at least an intermediun english level, so of course it will happen.

Submitted by audreeyy on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 16:41

yes i'm going to make an interview when i go to school in canada and this video will help me a lot with my situation

Submitted by Carbonelratufepikad on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:23

Yes, I think so because I would like to work in foreign states so I think "yes" !

Submitted by dorisa00 on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:53

My hopes are up that I will be doing an english interview in the near future wich is going to be a lot easier thanks to this particular video. The most important thing I’ve learned is to be prepared for in-depth questions and have solid reasons, also arguments to motivate your willing to work in a specific environment.

Submitted by Stefania20 on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:40

It is useful for me to do an interview in English, which is why I might be useful when I want to apply for a job in another country. I learnt from this video how important physical education is and what questions I may get at an interview

Submitted by Ricky26 on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 02:42

Yes,i think i have to do an interview in English in the future.I have to be dedicated and passionate about the profession i applied for.

Submitted by cipollastanca on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 20:16

Yes, I think it could happen. I'm supposed to get the C1 in English in 2 years, so I have to work hard and to practise all the skills, that include the listening, the writing and the speaking. I'm a bit worried about that but I really want to improve my abilities and make my best because I'm sure that one day, all the hard-work I've done, it would help me in my futre studies.

Submitted by Eng_learner on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:00

Yes, I think it might because I am thinking to apply a job abroad when I will grow up. Well, I have learned from this video that you should ne confident and clearly understand your position. Also, I think it might be better if you prepare what you gonna speak. British Council, thank you, you help me to study and improve my English skills!
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Submitted by empty on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:25

Do you think you might have to do an interview in English in the future? What have you learned from this video? Yeah , I guess . That could happen to me . By the way , I do have to speak English at a serious situation these days . Because we are taking advanced speaking exams in English class and It's so stressful .

Submitted by arielthein on Sat, 06/22/2019 - 08:18

I've had three English interviews before, and I didn't do so well in one of of them. This video teaches me how to answer well in an interview. Very Helpful. Thx

Submitted by Chernobyl on Sat, 04/06/2019 - 14:52

Very helpful..thanks :)
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Submitted by Armengati on Sat, 02/23/2019 - 18:44

I like british council speaking lessons! They are nice and funny!!

Submitted by DIMON on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:25

What's the name of the music playing at the beginnig of all videos?
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Submitted by Tina - Coordinator on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:10

Dear DIMON,
We are so glad you like the intro music! I'm sorry but our production team produced the video so I don't the name of it. What do you like about it?
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglishTeens team)

 

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Submitted by AmHussam on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 20:57

After this Vedio I have a lot of information about interview.

Submitted by wittymodestboy on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:56

I think I've learned a lot from this interview, especially after I did exercises which helped me understand the subject and caused that I didn't have to learn by heart served vocabulary. I've got to know that during interview it is important to speak confidently. It has given me plenty of useful tips, for instance when you have no idea about what to talk with examiner to use sentences like "Let me think; That's an interesting question; It's difficult to choose one in particular". Moreover it's shown great, we can even say sophisticated words generally connected with sport and school goals like "keep physically fit; good for mental well-being and self-esteem; the lesson of teamwork, discipline and fairness."
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Sun, 05/27/2018 - 06:05

Great, thanks for your comment! We're glad the video and exercises were useful :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:46

is possible ,i learned way of talk in a interview
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