Presentation Language

1. Introducing the topic

The aim of this presentation is… /

        My presentation today is about… /

Today I’d like to talk about…

2. Listing the points

My talk will be in two (three, four) parts: First,…after that,… then,… finally,…

Firstly,… Secondly,… Thirdly,… Finally,…

I’ll begin by looking at… Then, I’ll move on to…Towards the end i'll ......

3. Changing the topic

Now I’d like to turn to… / Now let’s look at… / moving onto.....

4. Focussing your audience’s attention

What is interesting/important is… / Notice/Observe that

5. Referring backwards/forwards

I mentioned earlier… / We’ll come back to this point later…

6. Referring to visuals

Looking at the chart you can see… / As you can see from the graph,… / The graph/chart shows…

7. Checking understanding

Is that clear? / Any questions?

8. Speaker’s attitude

I believe/think that… / It seems to me that… / The point I’m trying to make here is

It’s important/interesting to notice…

9. Referring to common knowledge

As you know…. / As I’m sure you are aware…

10. Dealing with questions

That’s a good point… / Can we get back to it later? / I’m afraid I’m not the right person to answer this question.

11. Ending the presentation

So, to sum up… / In conclusion (we can say that)… /

If you have any questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.

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