Business English- Brainstorming for Job Applications
Lesson Plan Text
Brainstorming for Job Applications
Speaking about the possibilities in pairs and/ or writing your own answers, think about all
of the questions below.
Might you have to speak in English before you reach the interview room? Who will you be
speaking to? What will they say, and what should your responses be?
Is anything likely to happen or be said before you sit in your chair? How should you
What things related to body language do you need to be aware of?
How is the interviewer likely to start the interview? How could you respond?
What questions are they likely to ask you? How could you respond to those questions?
What can you say while you are thinking of an answer?
What can you say if you don’t (fully) understand the question?
How might they ask you for more details? How could you respond to that?
What questions could you ask at the end? How many is a good number? Which of the
questions you have written would give the best impression?
Look at all the things above and see if you can think of other ways to say the same things.
Which of all the options is best each time?
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013