Making a presentation in English – Business English - ESL adult conversation

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  1. This course includes five 90 min. lessons.These lessons are aimed at ESL Business English students of intermediate and advanced levels who work with an international market, for multinational companies, do business with Anglo-Saxon companies or require English for traveling abroad.Each lesson includ
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This presentation contains a 40 slide PowerPoint lesson in an editable PPT format with two checklist sheets for the students and a teacher’s notes.

This lesson is aimed at Business English students of intermediate and advanced levels who work with an international market, for multinational companies, do business with Anglo-Saxon companies or require English for traveling abroad.

This lesson is a part of a business English course covering: International Business etiquette, Cross Culture business guide, Basic marketing for an international market and business conduct.

Every lesson includes:

- The subject in a PowerPoint format

- Practice sheets

- Teacher’s notes

The ability to make a presentation in English is a crucial ability. Making a proper presentation can mean the difference between failure and success in business.

Talking in front of an audience in English can be a formidable challenge for ESL students. (and many English speakers as well) The object of this lesson is to properly prepare them for it, by taking them through the preparation and the delivery step by step.

This lesson includes:

· The fear of public speaking and how to confront it

· The grammar pitfalls in writing the presentation, which speech form to use and which to avoid.

· The primacy – recency effect

· A standard opening VS a unique opening

· possible presentation structures

· presentation content checklist

· presentation adaptation checklist

· the delivery

· improvised VR rehearsed presentation

· body language

· conducting an audience analysis

· create a relationship with your audience

· answering questions

The lesson following this one should be followed by presentations created and delivered in class by the students (using what they learned in class).

Although created with English Business classes in mind, this lesson is also a great practice for adult ESL students of intermediate and advanced levels who want to be able to introduce themselves in English professionally and socially in improvised situations.

I hope you enjoy this lesson

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Check out my other business lessons:

Making a first impression – Business English - ESL Adult conversation classes

Elevator pitch – Business English - ESL adult classes

Work environment – Business English - Adult conversation classes

The secret marketing tricks of supermarkets – Business English

Stress - ESL business adult conversation lesson

Men VS machines ESL adult and business English conversation lesson

This lesson is appropriate for Business English classes, adult ESL cultural and conversational classes.


ESL, ELL, Vocabulary, Discussion, Language Skills, Communication, conversation, Describing, debate class, cultural lessons, business, stress, work environment, job, restrictions, boss, workday, office, CEO, employee, employer, Fun, Challenging, Friendly, Engaging, Rewarding, Collaborative, Flexible, Supportive, Professional, Busy, Fast-paced, Innovative, Teamwork, Motivating, Positive, Comfortable, Integrity, Involving, Pride, Challenging, Unfriendly, block, overload, Uncollaborative, Rigid, Unsupportive, Boring, Indifferent, Cold, Unprofessional, Identical, Slow, unchallenging, Frustrating, Negative, Uncomfortable, Threatening, Discouraging, Confusing, Difficult, Untrained, Unethical, big companies, advice, pitch, the ask, intellect, delivering, hook, story, checklist, milestones, Competition, team, Target Market, Problem – solution,


My lessons are proof-read by me, (but more importantly, by more serious and intelligent critics) However, it’s been our experience that there’s always something that we miss… if you find a mistake or feel that there is room for improvements, please let me know in the "Ask a Question" section (rather than rate the entire document badly), I promise to fix it immediately and you’ll have my deepest gratitude.




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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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