Presenting in English - Simple Cloze 3

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 of part 3:

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   As we mentioned before      check      ease your way      go back      other than your own      overcome      point out      pre-rehearsed      sum up      thinking on your feet      until      verbatim   
A Brief Introduction to Presenting in English Part 3 – The Performance
The obvious problem when presenting in a language is nerves. However, by carefully planning your presentation we have reduced the amount of ´’ that you will need to do. This will allow you to concentrate on the content of your talk, reducing the mental effort involved with navigating your way through the various stages of the presentation.
Furthermore, by preparing your introduction beforehand, you will be able to into the presentation allowing yourself to get over the most nerve-racking part of all; the first five minutes. Similarly, a ending to the presentation will ensure you don't forget to leave the audience with the important points clear in their minds.
, talk precisely and clearly; use emphasis and pauses to ‘punctuate’ your points. Keep your hands above your waist and use movement and body language to complement your voice in putting across your message. Do not turn your back on the audience when referring to the screen and try not to read from the displayed text; don’t forget, your audience can read.
Keep your notes (with timings) in front of you and refer to them when you need to. Don’t forget it is important to the progress of the presentation against the schedule, so make sure you have some kind of timer available. This could be a wall clock, mobile phone or watch but if you use a wrist watch, take it off and put it in front of you.
You will need to decide if you you prefer taking questions during the talk or leaving them the end. We will cover this issue in the next episode.
Language to help you navigate the talk may include:
“To start off then ...............”
“To move on to my next point .............”
“To to what I was saying ...............”
“To give you an example of what I mean .............”
“To digress for a moment ...............”
“To summarise ................”
“To then ................”

Language to help you with your visual material may include:
“Take a look at this. . .”
“As you can see. . .”
“I'd like to . . .”
You may ask, “what about questions and interruptions?” Well, in the next episode we will look at how to deal with unanticipated events and the language needed to potential problems.