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Language for presentations (581)
Common phrases for opening, sequencing and closing a presentation.



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The problem with PowerPoint (288)
BBC Magazine piece on the pitfalls of screen displays such as PowerPoint in presentations. (Despite the title, this is not specifically about PowerPoint). Useful points divided under clear headings. Language - idiomatic. [c740 words]



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How to deliver an Oscar-winning presentation (109)
3.47 Humorous piece with serious advice made for native speakers. Fast delivery and a lot of information. Good visuals. May be useable with upper-int / advanced groups with plenty of lead-in and support (worksheets with specific comprehension tasks) NOTE: Clicking the 'text version' button at the bottom right of the screen will display (almost) the entire script.


Bad Public Speaking Example 1 (576)
What is says - university student gives rambling presentation on marketing


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General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Page 57   Speaking Task
Students listen to people talking about achievements and then work in groups to prepare a short talk on an achievement (invention / political advance etc.) they consider significant.

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Grammar notes: Comparison with
Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Grammar notes pdf