Resources for Giving Oral Presentations

Here are some resources I’ve found helpful for teaching EFL students how to give good presentations – focussing on structure and langauge etc. Maybe you’ll find them helpful too!

Brunel University’s centre for excellence guide to delivering presentations.

Gillet, Andy. Using English for Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education: Speaking in Academic Contexts.

BBC Key Skills, Effective Presentations:

The Open University, Giving Presentations:

University of Surrey, Communications: Oral Presentations:

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (specifically to check pronunciation of words):

BBC World Service / Learning English, Better Speaking:

English Media Lab, English Intonation Exercise:

The New Okanagan College, English Pronunciation/Listening:


Bell, D., Passport to Academic Presentations (Garnet 2008)

Cottrell, S., Critical Thinking Skills (Palgrave, 2005)

Cottrell, S., Skills for Success (Palgrave, 2010)

Cottrell, S., The Study Skills Handbook (Palgrave, 2008)

Grussendorf, M., English for Presentations (OUP, 2007)

James,K., Jordan,R.R., Matthews,A. & O’Brien,J.P., Listening Comprehension and Note-Taking Course (London: Collins/Nelson, 1991).

McWhorter, K., Study & Critical Thinking Skills in College (New York: HarperCollins, 1996)


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