Presenting in English - Simple Cloze 2

Article and voice by David Harper


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

Choose the correct missing words from the list, then press "Check" to check your answers. You can also click on "[?]" for a 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 seleccionando la palabra más adecuada del desplegable de cada casilla. 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 "Next Activity" que aparece arriba.

Listen to the text:    MP3    MP3

Listen to the text of part 2:

   ad hoc      allow      applicable      chance      down      English      ensure      heart      Just      noticed      reach      summary   
You may have 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 be to any language but both will be invaluable for non-native English speakers preparing presentations in English. wait and see and all will become clear.
Your presentation will have an introduction, a main part and a conclusion. The introduction will include a summary of the main part (what you are going to say) and the conclusion will also include a of the main part (what you said). The main part will be 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 learn both by . 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 keep them within 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 give you the best of 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 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 you will that 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 get to business – the performance itself.