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Interviews 3

Organise the class into pairs. One student is the interviewer. Each interviewer receives a card, and interviews the other as directed. They then change roles.

 

FIRST CERTIFICATE CLASSES: As above, but with one “examiner” and two “candidates” in each group. The “examiner” should get the two interviewees to share the speaking evenly and each interview should last for about four minutes. Repeat twice, with a different “examiner” each time.

 

CARD 7: CHILDREN

You are the interviewer. Ask the underlined question. Ask extra questions as necessary. Use the questions below or think of your own.

 

Would you like to work with young children?

 

What kind of person do you need to be to work with children?

 

What is the best age to start school, do you think?

 

Is it a good idea for children to go to nursery school or kindergarten before starting school?

 

What should schools teach young children

 

What should parents teach their children?

 

Can you remember what is it like being a young child?

CARD 8: WORK

You are the interviewer. Ask the underlined question. Ask extra questions as necessary. Use the questions below or think of your own.

 

What makes people happy in their work?

 

What kind of jobs tend to have the happiest workers?

 

Is pay the most important factor?

 

What other factors make worker happy?

 

How long should the working day be?

 

Is it possible to have a successful career and a good family life?

 

What kind of person is most suited to being a manager?

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages or working for yourself?

CARD 9: FAME

You are the interviewer. Ask the underlined question. Ask extra questions as necessary. Use the questions below or think of your own.

 

What do you think it’s like to be famous?

 

What is the price of fame?

 

Is the price of fame worth paying?

 

Should famous people have more privacy?

 

Why are ordinary people interested in famous people?

 

Would you like to be famous?

 

Is it easy to become famous?

 

Can fame and money make you happy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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© ELTgames.com / Jon Marks. This activity first appeared in English teaching Professional magazine.