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How to Start a Presentation

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Video Length: 3:27

Updated on: 04/09/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how to start a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on vocabulary context usage and choosing the tenses used in the video. The grammar activity features the usage of going to + [base verb]. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

How to start a presentation is one of the most important things your presentation needs to have. Starting with a good, engaging story is a strong way to open your presentation and connect with your audience. This tip explains why the cliche sentence "Today I'm going to talk to you about..." should be avoided and different ways you can find inspiration for a good story to tell your audience.

Lesson Activities

Presentations, Public Speaking
Short Answers, True / False, Put Topics in Order
Definition Matching, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Going to + [base verb]
Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Presentations, Business, Professional Skills, Career Skills

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