All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find vocabulary and role play materials which we use during our Conversation Club sessions in Zoom, but which you can also use on your own.
For A1-A2 Levels
Please, review the vocabulary related to the topic. It will help you feel more confident when role-playing and – if you find any words that are entirely new to you, make sure you write them down and use them in the Conversation Club meeting.
Part 1: Warm Up
Asking for Opinions
How do you feel about that?
What is your point of view?
David, I would really appreciate your view.
Have you got any thoughts on this?
Do you have any views on this?
Does anyone have any other comments?
At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?
At what age do people usually retire in your country?
At what age would you like to retire?
What do you think you will do after you retire?
How much money do you think you need to retire with your lifestyle?
Responding to Opinions
I see what you mean.
You’ve got a point there.
That’s a very good point.
That’s a great suggestion.
That’s one way of looking at it.
Part 2: Job Interview Practice
Interviewer: Why Should We Hire You?
To say that you are the right person for the job, you can say,
I think I am a good fit for this job
I think I am a good match for this job
This job suits me down to the ground
I think this job ties in with my future plans
Interviewer: What do you bring to the table?
In order to show your enthusiasm and also show you want to help the company be successful, you can say,
I am excited to showcase my skills
I am eager to make a contribution
I am sure I can bring a lot to this job
Interviewer: Please, describe your current position and your main duties,
- I’m in charge of ________
- I’m responsible for ________
- It’s down to me to ________
I’m in charge of the company’s marketing strategy. That means, I’m responsible for setting our marketing goals. On top of that, it’s down to me to make are we meet all our marketing goals
Part 3:Difficult Job Interview Questions
Choose 1-2 Questions from the list below. Read the tips on how to answer the questions and prepare your answers.
Q. Why do you want this job?
A. To help you answer this and related questions, study the job ad in advance. But a job ad alone may
not be enough, so it’s okay to ask questions about the job while you’re answering. Say what attracts
you to the job. Avoid the obvious and meaningless, such as, “I need a job.”
Q. Explain how you overcame a major obstacle.
A. The interviewer is likely looking for a particular example of your problem-solving skills and the
pride you show for solving it.
Q. How do you handle pressure and stress?
A. This is sort of a double whammy, because you’re likely already stressed from the interview and the
interviewer can see if you’re handling it well or not. Everybody feels stress, but the degree varies.
Saying that you whine to your shrink, kick your dog or slam down a fifth of Jack Daniels are not
good answers. Exercising, relaxing with a good book, socializing with friends or turning stress into
productive energy are more along the lines of the “correct” answers.
Q. Where do you see yourself five (ten or fifteen) years from now?
A. Explain your career-advancement goals that are in line with the job for which you are
interviewing. Your interviewer is likely more interested in how he, she or the company will benefit
from you achieving your goals than what you’ll get from it, but it goes hand in hand to a large
degree. It’s not a good idea to tell your potential new boss that you’ll be going after his or her job,
but it’s okay to mention that you’d like to earn a senior or management position.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming
Self Study Suggestions:
Here is a short video encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss it in our Whatsapp Group!