Learn English with The Intern

#2. Job Interviews

10.25.2020   [ UPDATED SEP 2022 ]
Level 5   |   Time: 2:11
Accent: American
Source: The Intern

Ben takes part in numerous job interviews at an Internet clothing company.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ talent [n] - a person or group of people with skills
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ acquisition [n] - obtain, get, buy (or hire) something (or someone)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the right fit [exp] - match well
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a motto [n] - a short sentence that represents the beliefs of a person or company
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ business as usual [exp] - do business in the normal way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fit your profile [exp] - match your situation
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Fire away! [exp] - Please begin asking questions.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Class of 2005 [exp] - graduated from university in 2005
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in charge [exp] - in control, lead, manage
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ oversee [v] - supervise, watch
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a V.P. [n] - a vice-president
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It doesn't work for you. [exp] - It is not suitable for you.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scratch that one [exp] - delete/skip that question
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ move on [phv] - pass, continue
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It's your call. [exp] - It is your decision.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ You nailed it. [exp] - You did very well.

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Ben from the Intern
  • Ben is a retired business man.
  • He lives in New York City.
  • He has applied to an Internet clothing company to be an intern.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #1. The Video Cover Letter

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. Someone from which department will interview Ben?
    Talent Acquisition
    Human Resources
    Sales and Marketing

  2. How many other senior interns has the company hired?
    She doesn't say.

  3. Where did Ben go to school?
    Washington State
    He doesn't say.

  4. When did Ben graduate?
    He doesn't say.

  5. What was Ben's major?
    He doesn't say.

  6. What type of company did Ben use to work for?
    A clothing company
    A phone company
    A phonebook company
    He doesn't say.

  7. How long did Ben work at that company?
    10 years
    20 years
    40 years

  8. How old in Ben now?

  9. What is the name of the man (boy) who is interviewing Ben?

  10. What does he say about Ben?
    He looks old.
    He looks great.
    He is under qualified.
    He is overqualified.
    He made a great video.
    His nails are nice.
    He got the job.

triangle Vocabulary Accuracy 어휘 정확성 Precisão de Vocabulário Vocabulario precisión

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a frase.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • I was hoping that my company's work atmosphere had changed, but it was just (business as usual) .
    → doing business in the same way as before
  • Ben was (in charge of) overseeing the printing of the physical phonebook.
    → responsible for, the leader of
  • I'm ready. Please (fire away) .
    → begin asking questions
  • Justin wants to know if Ben wants to skip a question, but Ben tells him that it (is his call) .
    → is his decision
  • Because Ben did well in each part of the interview process, Justin tells him that (he nailed it) .
    → he did very well

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (prepositions)

  • As you can imagine, that's given me some time (on) my hands.
  • I'm Ben Whittaker. I received (Ø) an email (about) an interview (for) the senior intern program.
  • Take (Ø) a seat around the corner, and someone (from) talent acquisition will come get you.
  • Where did you go (to) school?
  • My brother went (to) Northwestern.
  • Probably not (at) the same time.
  • Probably not. He graduated (in) 2009.
  • I was (in) charge (of) overseeing the printing (of) the physical phonebook.
  • I did that (for) over 20 years.
  • Where do you see yourself (in) 10 years?
  • That question just doesn't work (for) you, does it?
  • You look great, (by) the way. So great. And you're clearly more than qualified (for) this job.

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

woman / ask / Ben / take / seat / around / corner

The woman asks Ben to take a seat around the corner.

Sentence 2

this / first / time / company / hire / senior / intern

This is the first time (that) the company is hiring senior interns.

Sentence 3

first / woman / ask / Ben / where / he / go / school

The first woman asks Ben where he went to school.

Sentence 4

Ben / graduate / Northwestern / class / '65.

Ben graduated from Northwestern [in/with] the class of '65.

Sentence 5

second / woman / ask / Ben / work / experience

The second woman asks Ben about his work experience.

Sentence 6

Ben / work / company / call / Dex One / over / 20 / year

Ben worked for a company (that was) called Dex One for over 20 years.

Sentence 7

second / woman / ask / Ben / people / still / use / phonebook

The second woman asks Ben [if/whether] people still use phonebooks.

Sentence 8

Justin / ask / Ben / where / he / see / self / 10 / year

Justin asks Ben where he sees himself in 10 years.

Sentence 9

Justin / not / realize / Ben / 70 / when / he / ask / question

Justin doesn't realize (that) Ben is 70 (years old) when he asks (Ben) the question.

Sentence 10

Justin / tell / Ben / he / overqualify / job

Justin tells Ben (that) he is overqualified for the job.

Sentence 11

Justin / welcome / Ben / company

Justin welcomes Ben [to/into] the company.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

I'm Ben Whittaker. I received an email about an interview for the senior intern program.

Clip 2

Excellent. Take a seat around the corner, and someone from talent acquisition will come get you.

Clip 3

We want to make sure that we both find the right fit.

Clip 4

So some of our intern questions may not exactly fit your profile, but we're going to go for it anyway, okay?

Clip 5

Where did you go to school?

Clip 6

He graduated in 2009.

Clip 7

What was your major? Do you remember?

Clip 8

I was in charge of overseeing the printing of the physical phonebook.

Clip 9

I did that for over 20 years.

Clip 10

And before that, I was their V.P. of sales and advertising.

Clip 11

So, do they still make phonebooks?

Clip 12

I mean, doesn't everyone just Google numbers?

Clip 13

Now, I'm going ask you one of our more telling questions for all of our interns.

Clip 14

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Clip 15

That question just doesn't work for you, does it?

Clip 16

Should we just scratch that one and just move on?

Clip 17

And you're clearly more than qualified for this job. You're actually, like, way overqualified.

Clip 18

You nailed it, Ben. Congrats.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. They ask Ben numerous silly/stupid questions during the interview process. In your opinion, which question was the worst?
  2. The company is looking specifically for a SENIOR intern. Why do you think they are looking for a senior intern?
  3. From your experience, what are the most common interview questions? What are some good job interview questions? What are some bad interview questions?
  4. What looks better on a resume - great grades from an unknown university or average grades from a famous university? Why?
  5. Where did/do you go to school? What was/is your major? What major or program is your university most famous for?
  6. Some of the managers seem uncomfortable interviewing Ben. Why? How would you feel interviewing Ben?
  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Ben: I'm Ben Whittaker. I received an email about an interview for the senior intern program.

Receptionist: Hey, Ben. How's it going?

Ben: It's going good, real good. Thank you.

Receptionist: Excellent. Take a seat around the corner, and someone from talent acquisition will come get you.

Ben: Thank you. Talent acquisition?

Woman 1: There's going to be a couple of interviews today, Ben. We want to make sure that we both find the right fit. Business as usual is not really our motto, so we hope you have some fun here. This is the first time we're hiring senior interns, so some of our intern questions may not exactly fit your profile, but we're going to go for it anyway, okay?

Ben: Fire away.

Woman 1: Okay, good. Where'd you go to school?

Ben: I went to Northwestern.

Woman 1: Hey, my brother went to Northwestern.

Ben: Probably not at the same time.

Woman 1: Probably not. He graduated in 2009.

Ben: Class of '65.

Woman 1: Wow, what was your major? Do you remember?

Woman 2: And after Northwestern you went on to...?

Ben: I went to work for Dex One.

Woman 2: Okay. And they made…?

Ben: Phonebooks. I was in charge of overseeing the printing of the physical phonebook. I did that for over 20 years. And before that, I was their V.P. of sales and advertising.

Woman 2: So, do they still make phonebooks? I mean, doesn't everyone just Google numbers?

Ben: I believe they do, but before Google, that was how you got a number.

Woman 2: Oh, no, no. Yeah, I... I get it.

Justin: So 40 years at the phonebook company? That is amazing, seriously. Okay, Benjamin. Now, I'm going to ask you one of our more telling questions for all of our interns, so I want you to, like, this is the one to really think about, okay? And... And take your time. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Ben: When I'm 80?

Justin: Yeah, sure. Yeah, whatever. Um... wait. Did not realize you were 70. That's, uh... That question just doesn't work for you, does it? Should we just scratch that one and just move on?

Ben: It's your call, Justin.

Justin: Okay. That one’s gone. You look great, by the way. So great. And you're clearly more than qualified for the job. You're actually, like, way overqualified, and we were so impressed. You had great interviews, great video. You nailed it, Ben. Congrats. You're an intern.

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