Thomas WheelerEnglish: Paired11A1/ARSpeaking and Listening
Job Interview – Media Studies Teacher
(Sat down. Speaking on Intercom to Dover – holding button down)
Yes Ms. Dover, I’m ready - call in Mr. Uh, Harden?Harden:
Good day to you, Mr. Staker.Staker:Hello, and welcome to St. Maximus Upper School, Mr. Iver Harden.
Is that your, uh, birth name?Harden:Oh no, I was embarrassed of my real name, always being made fun of.It was, ahem, Dickus, Biggus Dickus – a big fan of Pythons, my dad.I’d definitely rather your name, though – less obvious.Staker:Less obvious? What do you mean?Harden:Well, you know, Peter Ian Staker. P.I.Staker –Staker:- Anyway! Can I offer you a drink of some kind?
(Moving to a drinkscabinet)
I like having things less formal, hence the half unbuttonedshirt. I’m wearing shorts under here too, you know, for when it gets“stuffy”.Harden:Oh, uh, yes please.
(Moving next to Staker)
I feel like swallowingdown some coc- coke. Could you whip me out a glass?Staker:A brave man.
(Pours drink and hands to Harden – starts drinking)
Don’t ram it all down your throat in one go – unless, that is, you plan onshowing off - gargling a bit?
No? Oh well, maybenext time...
(Both sit down)
Back to the point of being here, however. You areapplying for the Media Studies teaching position, right?
(Startsflicking through folders, before stopping suddenly)
Oh, who am Ikidding, of course you are! – It’s the only position left to conquer! Well,we’re looking for someone with previous experience in the Media, canyou tell me about your last job, it mentions the movie industry?Harden:Yes, of course. Well, for the past ten years, I’ve been an actor,although it’s unlikely that you would’ve seen my work. You see, it’svery, uh... Independent – you know, mostly late night/early hours