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Professional English Presentations Table of Contents
Key Phrases for Presenting in English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Introducing the Topic Referring to Questions Introducing Sections Commenting Rhetorical Questions Summarizing a Section Referring Backwards and Forwards Checking Understanding Referring to Visual Information Referring toCommon Knowledge Concluding Dealing with Questions Presentation Vocabulary Used to Describe Quantities, Trends and Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9. Terms Used to Express Non-specific Quantities Terms Used to Quantify Terms Used to Express Trends and Changes Prepositions Used to Describe Trends and Changes Presentation Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.

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Key Phrases for Presenting in English Introducing the Topic: This morning / Today / This afternoon, I’d like to talk about / describe ... Ex.: Notes: Let me briefly take you through what we’ll / I’ll be discussing / speaking about today. Ex.: Notes: Let me briefly take you through what we’ll be discussingtoday. First we’re going to... Then... Finally... This afternoon, I’d like to talk about the history of our firm.

The aim of my presentation is to explain / illustrate... Ex.: Notes: The aim of my presentation is to illustrate the importance of good communication skills.

I have divided my presentation into / My talk will be in three/two parts. Ex.: Notes: My talk will be in two parts. I’llbegin speaking about marketing issues. Then I’ll move on to distribution factors.

First, I’d like to give you an overview / speak about / introduce ... Ex.: Notes: First I’d like to introduce our firm.

Second / Then / After that / Finally, I’ll / we’ll move on to / focus on / deal with / consider / talk about ... Ex.: Notes: After that we’ll consider the financial implications.

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Referring to Questions: Please feel free to interrupt me if you would like to ask a question / ask any questions as we go along. Ex.: Notes: Please feel free to interrupt me if you have any questions during the presentation.

If you don’t mind, I’d prefer to / we’ll leave questions till the end. Ex.: Notes: If you don’t mind, I’d prefer to leave questions tillthe end of the presentation.

Introducing Sections: So, let’s start / begin with ... Ex.: Notes: So, let’s begin with our objectives.

Now, let’s move on to ... Ex.: Notes: Now, let’s move on to the next part which is Product Features.

Let’s turn our attention to ... Ex.: Notes: Let’s turn our attention to the issue of customer service.

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Professional English PresentationsThis leads me / us to ... Ex.: Notes: This leads us to our third point.

Finally, ... Ex.: Notes: Finally, let’s consider the potential benefits of such a partnership.

Commenting: What this means is... Ex.: Notes: What this means is that it is possible to obtain a quality product at a reasonable price.

I think this / that is interesting because... Ex.: Notes: I think this is interestingbecause it tells us that customers are becoming more quality sensitive and less price-sensitive.

What is great / The best thing about ... is ... Ex.: Notes: What is great about the widget is that it is a high quality product at an affordable price.

I’d just like to highlight.. Ex.: Notes: I’d just like to highlight the benefits of the widget. It’s a high quality, affordable and attractiveproduct.

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Rhetorical Questions: So, what can we learn from this? Ex.: Notes: So, what can we learn from this? Clearly, there is a strong link between sales levels and customer service.

How should we interpret these figures / statistics? Ex.: Notes: How should we interpret these figures? Well, it is obvious that there is a strong link between sales...
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