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  ENGLISH  VOCABULARY  for ESL learners  


 PRESENTATIONS - USEFUL PHRASES 

Useful phrases and keywords for presentations.


Preparation is essential for an effective presentation.
When giving a presentation, certain keywords are used to signpost the different stages.
It's a good idea to memorise them and practise using them, so that they come to mind easily during a presentation.


USEFUL PHRASES FOR PRESENTATIONS

Starting the presentation Good morning/Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen
• The topic of my presentation today is ...
• What I'm going to talk about today is ...
Why you are giving
this presentation
• The purpose of this presentation is ...
• This is important because ...
• My objective is to ...
• The main goal today is to ...
Stating the main points The main points I will be talking about are :
◊ Firstly,
◊ Secondly,
◊ Next,
◊ Finally ... we're going to look at ...
Introducing the first point • Let's start / begin with ...
Showing graphics,
transparencies, slides, etc.
• I'd like to illustrate this by showing you ...
• This chart shows a breakdown of ...
Moving to the next point • Now let's move on to ...
• This brings us to the next topic which is ...
Giving more details • I'd like to expand on this aspect/problem/point ...
• Let me elaborate on that.
• Would you like me to expand on/elaborate on that?
Changing to a
different topic
• I'd like to turn to something completely different ...
• Let's now turn our attention to ...
• The next important element is…
Referring to something
which is off the topic
• I'd like to digress here for a moment and just mention ...
• I might mention here that ...
Referring back to
an earlier point
• Let me go back to what I said earlier about ...
• This relates to what I was saying earlier about…
Summing up
the main points
• I'd like to recap the main points of my presentation:
◊ First I covered ...
◊ Then we talked about ...
◊ Finally we looked at ...

• I'd now like to sum up the main points which were :
◊ First ...
◊ Second,
◊ Third,
Conclusion • I'm going to conclude by ...
◊ First ...
◊ Second,
◊ Third,

• In conclusion, let me ...
◊ First ...
◊ Second,
◊ Third,
Questions • Now I'd like to invite any questions you may have.
• Do you have any questions?

transitional phrases  more vocabulary for presentations

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