Reading Comprehension for Intermediates - Topic: Job Interview

Job Interview ESL Worksheet for Intermediates – Reading Comprehension

A worksheet related to the topic of job interviews to practice reading for intermediate ESL students. (Free download available.)

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Job interviews

I just had a job interview, and it was scary! My interviewer was called James and at first, he seemed nice. He asked me about my current job and where I live. Later though, he started asking really difficult questions. I could tell I was struggling, and I started to sweat. I really wanted this job, but now I’m not sure I will get it. I think I will keep applying to other jobs. I think I might ask my friend Sue for some advice on how to do well in a job interview.

I. Exercise one – Fill in the blanks

1. I just had a __________________________________ and it was scary!

            a. interview job

            b. job

            c. interview

            d. job interview

2. My interviewer was called __________________________________.

            a. John

            b. James

            c. Jim

            d. Jane

.He asked me about my __________________________________.

            a. current job

            b. home

            c. pets

            d. friends

II. Exercise two – Answer the questions

1. What was the interviewer’s name?

________________________________________________________________

2. What did the interviewer ask?

________________________________________________________________

3. Was the interview easy or difficult?

________________________________________________________________

4. Is the speaker likely to get the job?

________________________________________________________________

5. Will they apply for other jobs?

________________________________________________________________

III. Exercise three – Talk about yourself

1. What should you say in a job interview?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

2. What should you not say in a job interview?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

3. Do you think job interviews are scary?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

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