Creating a job interview role play

job interview role play

Try this free role play lesson plan we created using the Global Scale of English Teacher Toolkit.


As we talked about in a very recent post, Pearson’s Global Scale of English (GSE) Teacher Toolkit gives you fast access to GSE learning objectives, grammar and vocabulary that can help you plan lessons at the right level. By providing your students with the specific language skills they need for a specific job, the GSE can help improve their employability.

Of course, in order to get a job, most people have to go through a job interview first! The GSE can help you devise a lesson so your students can practice the skills and language they need. A great place to start is to run a search in the GSE Toolkit. You can narrow the search criteria down to look for specific learning objectives related to interviews. 

Firstly, head over to the GSE Toolkit and select Create content or lesson plan, then choose Lesson Plan from the available options.


Access the free trial and you will be presented with the GSE Toolkit search menu. From here you can search learning objectives, grammar points and vocabulary by level, learner segment and skills.

In order to create the lesson plan for this post we carried out the following search:

Professional learners

Business skill > Recruitment > Applying for jobs


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The Toolkit then came up with a list of results that included various GSE learning objectives, which can be used on their own or combined to form the basis of a lesson plan, specifically: 

  • Can give information in a job interview about job history. (GSE 51 / CEFR B1+)
  • Can discuss their own achievements in previous jobs during a job interview. (GSE 58 / CEFR B1+)

Based on these Toolkit results, we’ve planned a role play lesson in which students practice giving information in a job interview. In pairs, they ask and answer questions about their previous job and their achievements in it. Practicing these structures in a role play will help give students the confidence to perform effectively in a real interview.

Download our lesson materials by clicking on the links below:

Job Interview Lesson Plan

Job Interview Worksheet

Job Interview Worksheet Key

Job Advert

Jobseeker Profiles


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