The following table shows examples of language for main parts of the presentation. You may need to modify the language as appropriate.
| WELCOMING YOUR AUDIENCE
|| І Good morning, ladies and gentlemen
І Good afternoon, everybody
| INTRODUCING THE SUBJECT
|| І IТd like to start by Е
І LetТs begin by Е
І First of all, IТll Е
І IТd like to talk today aboutЕ
І My purpose today is to introduce...
І IТm going to talk about Е
І IТm going to inform you aboutЕ
| STATING THE PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE
|| І We are here today to decide/ agree/ learn about Е
І The purpose of this talk is to update you on/put you in the picture about Е
І This talk is designed to act as a springboard for discussionЕ
| DEFINING THE LENGTH
|| І I shall only take Е minutes of your time.
І I plan to be brief.
І This should only last Е minutes.
| OUTLINING THE MAIN PARTS
|| І I have divided my presentation into Е parts/sections. They areЕ
І We can break this area down into the following fields: Е
|| І Firstly/first of all Е
І Secondly/next/then Е
І Thirdly/and then we come to Е
І Finally/lastly/last of all Е
І LetТs start with Е
І LetТs move/go on to Е
І Now we come to Е
І LetТs get back to Е
| GIVING REASONS/CAUSES
|| І Therefore/ so/ as a result/ that is why
|| І But/however
|| І Similarly/ in the same way
|| І In fact/ actually
|| І In conclusion/ to conclude
|| І In particular/ especially
|| І Usually/ generally/ as a rule
| FINISHING ONE SUBJECTЕ
|| І Well, IТve told you aboutЕ
І ThatТs all I have to say aboutЕ
І WeТve looked atЕ
І So much forЕ
| ЕAND STARTING ANOTHER
|| І Now weТll move on to Е
І Let me turn now to Е
І Next Е
І Turning to Е
І IТd like now to discuss Е
| ANALYSING A POINT AND GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS
|| І Where does that lead us?
І LetТs consider this in more detail.
І Translated into real termsЕ
І My recommendations areЕ
І I would suggest/propose/recommend the following strategy.
| GIVING AN EXAMPLE
|| І For example, Е
І A good example of this is Е
І As an illustration, Е
І To give you an example, Е
І To illustrate this point Е
| DEALING WITH QUESTIONS
|| І Please feel free to interrupt me if you have any questions.
І IТd like to deal with this question later, if I may Е
І IТll come back to this question later in my talk.
І Perhaps youТd like to raise this point at the end.
І WeТll be examining this point in more detail later on.
І I wonТt comment on this now.
І IТll keep some time for the questions after the presentation.
І IТd be glad to answer any questions at the end of my talk.
| SUMMARISING AND CONCLUDING
|| І In conclusion Е
І To sum up Е
І IТll briefly summarize the main issues.
І LetТs summarize briefly what weТve looked at.
І Finally, let me remind you of some of the issues weТve covered Е
| THANKING YOUR AUDIENCE
|| І Thank you for your attention.
І May I thank you all for being such an attentive audience?
І Thank you for listening.
| INVITING QUESTIONS
|| І Are there any questions?
І Can I answer any questions?
І Now IТll try to answer any questions you may have.
І Are there any final questions?
| ASKING POLITE QUESTIONS
|| І Do you mind if I ask you Е
І Would you mind telling me Е
І Could/Can you tell me Е
І I am interested to know Е
І IТd like to know Е
| CLARIFYING A QUESTION
|| І If I understand you correctly, you are saying/askingЕ
І I did not quite catch that.
І Could you go over again?
І I am not sure what you are getting at.
|| І I completely agree.
І I agree with your point of view.
І I think you are right.
|| І To be quite frank, I donТt think you are quite right.
І IТm sorry, but I canТt agree with you on that.
І IТm afraid, I donТt agree at all.
І I agree in principle, butЕ
І I respect your opinion, of course. However, I feel I must disagree.
| AVOIDING GIVING AN ANSWER
|| І I am afraid that is not my field.
І That is interesting, but IТd prefer not answer that today.
І Perhaps we could deal with that later.
І Can we talk about that on another occasion?