Whether we realize it or not, interviewing for a job is no different from speed dating or giving a product sales pitch. Well think about it: a successful speed dater or presenter has a few minutes to engage their listener and to differentiate him/herself or the product from the competition – just like a successful candidate during a job interview.
Dutch culture is different to others I am used to; everyone has been very nice and polite to me, and nobody speaks English to me, but after a brief first conversation they tend to disappear, and there is little hope of seeing them again due to their always packed schedules. Luckily I am finally getting through to some people and starting to socialise properly, hanging out for hours or even almost an entire day, speaking just in Dutch.
But for the most part, when I meet people I tend to have a similar first introduction conversation over and over again.
she is the spider in a web in her department, or a simile (saying something is like something else) e.g.
“she communicates like a bulldozer” to explain what you do and how you work.
I had only ever seen it on some American TV shows, and not really thought much about it.
I wasn't interested in actually finding a date though. Youll experience FIAFs unique immersion method first-hand in one of our 30-minute trial classes.6-pm — Home Sweet Home Learn to describe your dream home.In this exercise, students "speed date" each other to practice role plays calling for "chunks" or phrases used for each situation.This type of approach to teaching is based on the lexical approach or the chunks of language we tend to use to speak about certain situations.I just wanted to get some Dutch practice because they had been notoriously hard to hang out with as friends!