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English Skill: Ending a Presentation

Keeping with the theme of presentations, imagine you have just given an amazing presentation, your use of English (so far) has been great, but now it’s time to bring the presentation to a close. This part of a presentation can often be difficult as you don’t want your audience to feel cut short or unsure as to if you have actually concluded your presentation or not. Your audience will often remember the last things you say in your presentation, so making sure that you don’t just kind of fizzle out at the end is important.

Take a look at the image below. You will find some common phrases to end a presentation in a convincing and professional manner. 

Common phrases to bring your presentation to an end.

Common phrases to bring your presentation to an end.

Have you got a presentation in English coming up soon? What do you find most difficult during a presentation?

Mr TESOL.

Presentations 2


English Skill: Ending a Presentation

Keeping with the theme of presentations, imagine you have just given an amazing presentation, your use of English (so far) has been great, but now it’s time to bring the presentation to a close. This part of a presentation can often be difficult as you don’t want your audience to feel cut short or unsure as to if you have actually concluded your presentation or not. Your audience will often remember the last things you say in your presentation, so making sure that you don’t just kind of fizzle out at the end is important.

Take a look at the image below. You will find some common phrases to end a presentation in a convincing and professional manner. 

Common phrases to bring your presentation to an end.

Common phrases to bring your presentation to an end.

Have you got a presentation in English coming up soon? What do you find most difficult during a presentation?

Mr TESOL.

Asking for Travel Information (i)

Asking for Travel Information

Can you match the situations to the expressions?

  1. Ask how often the buses are to the city centre.
  2. You want to know the latest time you can return. What do you ask?
  3. Ask the driver for a ticket to the city centre and if it is cheaper to buy a return ticket.
  4. You want to go to the hospital and see a bus at the bus stop. What do you ask the bus driver?
  5. You’d like the driver to tell you when it’s your stop. What do you ask?
  6. As you’re driving, you see some friends walking home. How do you offer to take them?
  7. If someone gives you a lift, how do you tell them when you want to get out?
  8. You’ve arranged to drive a friend to the football match and will be at his house at 7 o’clock. What do you say?
  9. You are driving to Norwich and you think you may have gone the wrong way. What do you ask someone?
  10. You have a map are not sure where you are. What do you ask someone?

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Meeting People at Conferences

Learn and practice English.

A company called Froogle, is organising a conference in London. During the break, all the people attending the conference have the chance to meet up to get to know each other. Take a look at the conversation below the photograph and see if you can find the six deliberate mistakes. Post your answers in the comments below.

A group of business people at business conference.

A group of business people at business conference.

  • Paco: Hello Alison! I’m so pleased to see you again.
  • Alison: Hi Paco. I didn’t know you were attending this conference. How are you?
  • Paco: Thanks, fine. And you?
  • Alison: I’m OK. Is Jose, here too?
  • Paco: No, he can’t make it this time.
  • Alison: Never mind. Ah look, here’s Ali. Hi there. Do you both know each other? Paco – this is Ali Akram. He’s from Casablanca.
  • Paco: Hello. Pleased to meet you.
  • Ali: I’m please to meet you too. Have you been to here long?
  • Paco: No. I’ve only been here for about an hour. What about you?
  • Ali: I came early today morning…. and this is Fatima. She works with me in Casablanca. I’m sorry what you did say your name was?
  • Paco: I’m Paco, from Madrid. Pleased to meet you. Paul, is speaking next. Have you had a chance to meet him yet?
  • Fatima: No, not yet. I have heard a lot about him.
  • Paco: Well, can I introduce you to him? I can see him just over there.
  • Paco: Er….Paul. Can I introduce you to Fatima?
  • Paul: Hello Fatima. How are you? I think I saw you give a presentation a couple of years ago. Please to actually meet you. Do you like something to drink?
  • Fatima: Thank You. A tomato juice please.

 

Saying goodbye at conferences

Most of us will have to attend a business conference at some time in our lives and for some it is a regular occurrence.

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet business associates and make new contacts. Knowing how to greet people and say goodbye in a correct and appropriate way is important but often difficult to do for many non-native English speakers.

Work Conferences

Work Conferences

Have a look at the dialogue between some business associates below. They have just attended a conference and now it is time to leave.

Can you spot the six errors in the dialogue? I have started you off by underlining the first error.

Dialogue

  • I’m afraid it gets late. I really must to go.
  • – OK. It was a great conference wasn’t it?
  • – Fantastic. Especially John’s speech.
  • – Yes. Don’t forget to email me the transcript.
  • – I won’t. Take care Sarah. It was good to see you. Bye.
  • – Yes it was good to see you too. Say hello to Simon for me. Tell him I will call him.
  • – Of course. He will be pleased to hear from you. See you then and goodbye, Lisa.
  • – Goodbye, Pete. Have a good travel. It was great to meet you.
  • – Bye all!
  • – So Sarah, when you leave?
  • – Well not for a while as yet…my flight is at eight o’ clock.
  • – Well please to visit us here again one day. John! Hi.
  • – I would like to say…Thanks everything. It was a fantastic speech.
  • – Thank you. You are too kind. Will you be in New York next month?
  • – Yes. I am really looking forward to it.
  • – Great.I’ll send you the schedule next week. See you then. All the best!
  • – Thank you. See you soon. Take care. Bye.

Post your answers in the comments below.

Mr TESOL.