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Ready for CAE, Unit 4 (Macmillan)

Recall the listening about job interviews and choose the best options.

1        updated       trouble        website           keen on           prepare          impression            subsidiaries          fault            enthusiasm               slack
I was told the best way to  for an interview is by going to the company’s  and finding everything you can about them. The idea, of course, is that it creates a good  and proves that you are  working for them because they can see you’ve done your homework. The  was that they hadn’t done theirs – the webpage hadn’t been  for over a year, so I asked all these questions about products they didn’t produce and subsidiaries that no longer existed. They must have thought I wasn’t very well prepared. It wasn’t my fault, though, and I kind of lost enthusiasm for the job once I found out what had happened. I mean. It’s a bit , isn’t it?

2         might          overslept           probably           dog            Anyway           article            interviewer          Rehearse
So there I was the night before, in the living room talking to the . A bit strange, you  think, and you’d  be right. But I was getting ready for the next day, you see. The dog was the , and I was trying out all my questions and answers on him. I’m not sure that’s what the writer of the  had in mind when he said, ’ the situation with a friend’, but it seemed like a good idea to me. , it was all a bit of a waste of time really. I  the next morning and by the time I got there they’d already taken somebody on.

3          vital                uptight             spilt              Projecting            off             GCSE             Shame             career             take me on
’Now you’re not to get all  and on edge, like you normally do,’ was what my mum said. And that’s more or less what the  teachers told us at school: ’ self-confidence at an interview is  for success’. Those were his exact words. So I put on my best suit to give me that confidence, cleaned my shoes and  I went. Well, my hands were shaking so much, you wouldn’t believe it. I nearly  coffee down my trousers. I think I managed to hide it, though. Course, what I couldn’t hide was the fact that I’d failed my maths . They wouldn’t  without it. , really – the money wasn’t too bad.

4        according to         uncrossed           lean back              convinced              ache                 grin               bubbly               advisable              nerves
’Don’t  in your chair’, he says. ’If you do that, it might look as though you’re trying just a bit too hard to cover up your . Either that or you’re not interested in the job.’ So  this Dr Benson, it’s  to lean forward, keep your legs  and smile confidently. Well, I did all that. In fact, I smiled so much my face began to . But they somehow seemed to realize that I don’t normally walk around with a permanent  from ear to ear – they said they were looking for lively,  people for their sales team, and they weren’t  that I fitted the bill.

5         duck            frightened              tricky                 early                 office               human              sick
I saw this video in the university careers  where they recommended imagining the interviewer in the bath, playing with a plastic , of all things. The idea is that they’re only human, so there’s nothing to be  of. So, anyway, I thought about the type of questions they might ask me and I got to the interview about half an hour  so I could go over the answers I was going to give. But, bath or no bath, the interviewer turned out to be not so  after all. It was like an interrogation, and the things he asked were really  – nothing like what I’d prepared for. I just didn’t know what to say. I felt pretty  about the whole thing afterwards, I can tell you.

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