English for Presentations provides learners with the language and techniques to help them present effectively in English.
English for Presentations (PDF+Audio)
English for Presentations is an ideal short course for professionals who regularly need to give presentations in English at work.
English for Presentations is part of the Express Series. It is an ideal course for students in employment, who want to communicate better in English.
This short, intensive course can be completed in 25-30 hours, so students make progress quickly.
English for Presentations can be used as a stand-alone course, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursebook such as International Express.
About the Book
In many companies, presentations are now a common feature of working life. It is also becoming increasingly common to have to give presentations in English. Giving a presentation in a foreign language is a real challenge, even for those who have a good knowledge of the language. With English for Presentations you can learn the vocabulary and expressions that you need when giving a presentation. There are also several useful tips that will help you to present in English more effectively.
English for Presentations consists of six units, and covers all the stages of presentations and several related topics. Every unit begins with a Starter, which consists of short exercises, questionnaires, or quizzes. This is followed by excerpts from presentations with listening activities, gap-fills, and a variety of exercises which will enable you to learn and practise specific expressions and structures. At the end of each unit is a Checklist which summarizes the most important aspects of the unit. This is followed by an Output text that relates to the topic of the unit and will lead to discussions.
English for Presentations also covers presenting techniques; the composition, structure, and how to deliver of a presentation. It also addresses other issues like body language, visuals, and interaction with the audience. When you have worked through all the units you can Test yourself, with a fun crossword.
At the back of English for Presentations you will find the practical Presentation trainer. The Presentation trainer enables you to prepare thoroughly, to structure the presentation well, and finally to evaluate it. If you follow the Presentation trainer each time that you need to give a presentation then you can go through all the relevant stages and questions systematically and you will be well prepared for your presentation.
There is an Answer key at the back of the book, where you can check your answers. There is also an A-Z word list, the Transcripts of the listening extracts, and a Useful phrases and vocabulary section, which you can use at work when you want to look up expressions to use in presentations quickly
The MultiROM contains all the Listening extracts from the book. These can be played through the audio player on your computer, or through a conventional CD player. In order to give yourself extra listening practice, listen to it in your car or copy to your МРз-player. The Interactive exercises let you review your learning by doing exercises on your computer; this will be particularly valuable if you are using the book for self-study.