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Let’s Role Play: Job Interviews in English!

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A role play area is a fun and a ‘playful’ activity but also a key component in language learning. It is a safe space that develops speaking and listening skills, as well as giving us the opportunity to become more confident with a new topic, vocabulary item or grammar structure.

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 job interview vocabulary slides below. 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

  • At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?
  • What three adjectives would describe yourself as a worker?
  • At what age would you like to retire?What do you think you will do after you retire?
  • Can you talk about what a typical day at your current job is like?
  • Can you describe some of the people that you work with?

Part 2: Your Current Job

Choose 3 of the questions below and answer them:

  • Do you like your boss? Why or why not?
  • Do you like your job? Why or why not?
  • Are you currently looking for a job ?
  • When was the last time you were a candidate in a job interview process? How did it go?
  • Where you you see yourself 5 years from now?
  • Do you think your company is well run?
  • If you were to interview someone to do your job, what qualities /characteristics / educational background/ soft skills would you be looking for?
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What Are The 3 Questions You Wouldn’t Want To Be Asked?

Part 3: Fears & Traumas

  • What scares you the most about taking part in a job interview?
  • What do you enjoy about applying for a new job?
  • What was the worst/most difficult interview you ever participated in?

PART 4: Role Play – Job Interview

When you go on a job interview, there are a variety of different types of interview questions you’ll be asked. Interviews may ask behavioral, case, situational, or competency-based questions. You’ll also be asked about your employment history, your ability to work on a team, your leadership skills, your motivation, as well as other interview questions related to your skills and abilities.

Your responses need to be targeted for the job you are interviewing for, and should show the employer why you’re a qualified candidate and why you are a fit for the job and the company.

Take the time to prepare for a job interview, in advance, by reviewing the different types of interview questions you’ll be asked, as well as by taking a look at sample answers for each kind of question.


Choose 2-3 questions from the list on the right and ask them during the role play.

Once you’ve listened to the answers from the ‘Candidate’, give them your feedback:

  • What did you like about the answer?
  • What was missing?
  • What is your general impression of the ‘Candidate’?


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 are two short videos we really encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss them in our Whatsapp Group!