Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 41 – Developing Speaking – Presentations

Presentations are here and let’s do a little bit of speaking.

What do you think these ideas mean?

  1. “When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried, and distracted thinking, and superficial learning.”
  2. “We are evolving from being cultivators of personal knowledge to being hunters and gatherers in the electronic data forest.”
  3. “The printed page is in danger of being swept away on a tide of new technology.”
  4. “Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.”

Student Presentation Audio in Podcast

Speaking Bank

Beginning your presentation

  1. I’d like to begin by saying….
  2. The first thing I’d like to say is….

Ordering your arguments

  1. Firstly,/Secondly,
  2. Furthermore,
  3. What’s more
  4. It’s important to remember that
  5. Then
  6. Next

Presenting opposing points of view

  1. You can’t deny that….
  2. There’s no denying that…
  3. You can’t argue with the fact that…

Responding to opposing points of view

  1. Let’s not forget that….
  2. Whilst it’s true that…
  3. I would still say that
  4. Even so, I still believe that…
  5. That doesn’t alter my opinion that..

Concluding your presentation

  1. Returning to main main point
  2. To sum up,

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