some adVICE for STUdents
your SKILLS in reLAtion to the ENglish LANguage
SO DO NOT TAKE RISKS with the ENglish LANguage.
WHEN in DOUBT
reSORT to the rePHRAsing techNIQUE
SIMplify and USE BAsic ENglish
for FUture presenTAtions.
SO HELP the AUdience underSTAND your MEssage
SKILLful USE of transPArencies / SLIDES (POwerpoint presenTAtions)
aVOID RUshing and STRESS the imPORtant WORDS
the FIRST imPREssion you GIVE is VEry imPORtant
"good MORning/AfterNOON LAdies and GENtlemen."
ONE or TWO SENtences aBOUT a LARger TOpic which could be conSIdered as the BACKground of your presenTAtion
"in conNECtion to THIS, / conSIdering NOW THIS presenTAtion, â I PLAN to TACKLE the PROblem of / to RAISE the Issue of/ to SAY a FEW WORDS aBOUT…/I'm GOing to TALK aBOUT…/ the SUBject of my TALK IS…/ the THEME of my presenTAtion IS.../ I'd LIKE to GIVE you an Overview of..."
JUST a FEW WORDS
SEE aBOVE for USEful voCAbulary
"I've diVIded my presenTAtion into X PARTS / my presenTAtion will be in X PARTS "
"FIRST...SECOND...THIRD...in the FIRST PART...THEN in the SEcond PART... / I'll START with...THEN I'll GO ON with - TURN to.../ I'll ALso TAckle the Issue of / LASTly...FInally..."
"NOW, LET'S MOVE to the FIRST PART of my presenTAtion"
"THAT conCLUDES the FIRST/SEcond...PART"
"LET'S MOVE to the FOllowing/SEcond.../FInal PART"
COME BACK on the GEneral CONtext
Open the disCUssion
you can COME BACK on some iDEAS/POINTS of the DOcument you've JUST preSENted and GIVE YOUR POINT of VIEW or ASK QUEStions
"THIS conCLUdes my presenTAtion. THANK you for your aTTENtion. if there are any QUEStions, I'd be PLEASED to ANswer them.
To CLOSE: "if there are NO MORE QUEStions, I'll end my presenTAtion. THANK you."
when REAding ENglish SPOT USEful WORDS and PHRAses
iDENtify idioMAtic WORDS and PHRAses you underSTAND but NEver USE (eXAMple: oCCAsionally inSTEAD of SOMEtimes)
SPOT INteresting SENtence STRUCtures to Imitate
inSERT HUmour whenEver POssible
reMEMber to MAKE EYE CONtact.