Actualizado: 27 ago 2021
Topics: Business English – Job interview prep. - Failure
Level: A2 and above
Skills: Speaking, Reading and Writing
To discuss the meaning of failure in business contexts.
To brainstorm possible causes of failure.
To read example answers and analyze the content using the STAR method.
To compare and contrast information with classmates.
To develop reading strategies to understand texts (reading for gist and detail, making inference from context, summarizing, identifying main ideas, etc.)
To write their own answer to the question.
To practice peer correction and give each other feedback.
Use of language:
To use Simple Present to describe possible causes of failure.
To use Simple Past to describe past experiences.
To use Present Perfect to describe recent events, ongoing actions and consequences.
To learn / review vocabulary related to failure and success.
To learn / review linking words (reason, consequence) and phrases to introduce situations and express time.
Higher levels: To learn / review Third conditional to express regret.
Texts adapted from this article: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/interview-question-tell-me-about-a-time-you-failed