English Lesson Four

Subject: English

Resource type: Lesson

Skills: Listening, Speaking

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How to Shine at Interview: In this activity, students help a college student prepare for their interview at Hawk UK. Access our comprehensive resource package, including detailed teacher notes, PowerPoint, student worksheet and answer sheet. Adapt to your classroom’s needs for a dynamic learning experience.


Vitho, the CEO at Hawk UK, has written a blog for the company’s website entitled ‘How to Shine at Interview’. This is just one strategy the agency are adopting to help attract future talent.

A college student has been invited to Hawk UK’s head office to interview for a digital marketing apprenticeship. After reading Vitho’s blog, the student is keen to practise for their interview.

Help the student practise for their interview and consider how you might answer some common interview questions.

Learning Aim

To speak clearly and confidently, adopting language that is appropriate to purpose and audience.

Skills Builder Links

Listening step 8
I show I am listening by summarising or rephrasing what I have heard.

Speaking step 7
I speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support my points.

Curriculum Table

England: The national curriculum (England)Spoken English
Pupils should be taught to speak confidently, audibly and effectively, including through working effectively in groups of different sizes and taking on required roles, including leading and managing discussions, involving others productively, reviewing and summarising, and contributing to meeting goals/deadlines.
Scotland: The National 5 Business ManagementPerformance – spoken language
Employs detailed and relevant ideas and/or information using a structure appropriate to purpose and audience.
Wales: WJEC GCSE in business specificationOracy skills
Respond constructively and critically to a wide range of written and digital/dynamic texts, making effective contributions, using creative approaches to exploring issues, solving problems and developing ideas.