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Presenting in English - Difficult Cloze 2

Article and voice by David Harper

  

Activity by Steven Starry - (Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés)


Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! After this activity click on "Next Activity" above.
Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Si quieres continuar con otra actividad, haz click en el botón que aparece arriba.


Listen to the text of part 2:


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You that in Part 1 all the advice could equally apply to giving a presentation in German, Chinese and even Spanish! So how will it give you any particular help when you present in English? Well, this part will also any language but both will be invaluable for non-native English speakers preparing presentations in English. and see and all will become clear.
Your presentation will have an introduction, a main part and a conclusion. The introduction a summary of the main part (what you are going to say) and the conclusion will also include a summary of the main part (what you said). The main part divided into sections or topic areas. Each of these sections should also include a brief introduction and conclusion. This will the audience to understand the structure of the presentation and to follow its logical flow.
The majority of the presentation will be '' (or unscripted) in that you will be using your own words as you follow the pre-prepared plan. However, you should write a script for the first part of the introduction and the last part of the conclusion beforehand and . In addition, you should derive approximate timings for each part of the presentation as a help in estimating the duration of the talk and as a means of reviewing your progress as you speak.
You should print a copy of the scripts and the plan and as you make the presentation.
So, why are Looks, Manner and Voice (Part 1) and Planning (Part 2) important for your English presentation? First of all, it is the professional way to do things and will giving an effective talk. Secondly, and most importantly, for non-native English speakers, it will give you time and help you conserve your mental energy. You need more time and energy (perhaps better described as concentration) to convert what you want to say into English words and sentences than you do in your native language.
So, by speaking more slowly and pausing you will give yourself time and you will conserve your energy. By memorising parts of your presentation, you will save the energy involved in producing 'ad hoc' language and during the most important stages of the presentation (the beginning and the end) you will say what you planned to say. By effective planning you will save on the concentration needed to navigate the talk giving yourself the opportunity to be more relaxed and natural.
In the next part of the series we – the performance itself.