University English: the blog for ESL students

November 19, 2013

How To Do Well On Your Presentations

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardlstansfield @ 6:33 am

– do NOT be late for your presentation!

– introduce yourselves

– introduce your topic

– go over the vocabulary

– explain the correct pronunciation of each vocabulary item, including correct stress (e.g. “conDITioner”)

– all members participate in presenting (Divide the presentation amongst all members.)

– explain any pictures (e.g. “This is a picture of Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na, taken at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.”)

– look at your audience when you speak

– don’t speak in a monotone

– look and sound “alive,” not “dead”

– You can occasionally look quickly at small, hand-sized cards with your main points on them. Do not read from them or look at them for too long. You can just glance at them, and then look quickly back to your audience.

– respect other groups when they do their presentations (pay attention, don’t talk, etc.)

* This is the procedure:

1. Stand at the front of the class, introduce yourselves, and introduce your topic.

2. Present the Glossary.

3. Present the text and explain the pictures.

4. Ask your classmates (the audience) if they have any questions. If they do, answer their questions.

5. Go back to your seats and sit down.

6. Mr. Stansfield will go over the Discussion Questions.

7. Everybody in the class will discuss the questions.


Note: I judge the writing of your presentation (having all components, such as vocabulary, and in the right order). I judge by what appears on my web-site, not on what appears on Power Point presentations, etc.


  1. Hi Mr.stansfield!

    Comment by 김지혜 — March 5, 2014 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

    • Hi Ji-hyae.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  2. Hi Mr.Standfield
    I am Kiryang Kim from class 57
    In your syllabus, you said we have to give an email address to school.
    but i don’t understand what you mean..
    Could you please give me more explanation?
    I am so sorry to bother you
    Thank you!

    Comment by Kiryang Kim — March 10, 2014 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  3. Hi, Mr. stansfield. In first class, you say “check the e-mail.”
    But there was nothing in my e-mailbox. would you check my e-mail adress? it is ‘’
    -12132957 김하영

    Comment by 김하영 — March 16, 2014 @ 6:38 am | Reply

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