SPEAKING IN ACADEMIC CONTEXTS: A quick revision

By completing the questions that follow, you will revise some of the contents covered this week.

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Take questions after a presentation

If you delivered to a live audience, you could be asked some questions at the end. You should always welcome the Questions and Answers (Q&A) session as it is a good opportunity to get feedback and exchange views.

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Recording your presentation

It is very important to rehearse your presentation in order to achieve a confident delivery.

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Quiz: Facing an academic audience

Supposing you have completed all previous steps, you are now ready to deliver your presentation. Read the following statements which are all about presenting to an academic audience, and decide if they are true or false.

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Revising your presentation

Use the feedback received from fellow learners about your PowerPoint presentation with added speaker’s notes to reflect and improve it.

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Adding speaker’s notes

Planning what you will be saying to your audience when showing your PowerPoint presentation.

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Quiz: Signpost language

Complete the following quiz on examples of signpost language.

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Preparing visual aids

Your task is to use a chart, a graph or a table to represent a set of data to be used in an oral presentation.

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Quiz: Labels for graphs

Read the following sentences, and choose an appropriate option to complete each sentence based on the information from the picture of the previous step.

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Presenting data using graphs and tables

If you need to use statistics to support your argument, it would be a good idea to present the data you have collected or you have read about in the form of graphs, tables, and charts.

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Visual aids

Visual components for academic presentations are visual aids such as PowerPoint slides, graphs, Prezi, images, etc.

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Recognising vocal elements

In this task you will be watching an effective oral presentation in order to to learn and use the same strategies when delivering your own presentation later on.

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