EAP | Week 06 | 24 Sep. 2017

EAP APA Glossary Grammar Vocabulary Presentation skills

IAE for Humanities

    Sessions 1 & 2
    – Presentation Skills
    – Introduce the Problem, Soultion and Evaluation (PSE) construct

IAE for Business

    Sessions 1 & 2
    – Presentation Skills
    – Introduce the Market Research & Proposal Report construct


Layout & Style

  1. Keep the design simple
  2. Colour: newspapers/websites typically use black on white
  3. Font-families: use a few and use them consistently
  4. Font-sizes: use a few and use them consistently
  5. As with the Template presentation create (a) a title slide (b) an outline slide (c), a section divider/summary slide and (d) a standard slide

Structure & Content

  1. All main ideas to be delivered during presentation should be on slides
  2. Try and follow the 5×7 rule: a maximum of five bullet points per slide, each point containing +/- seven words
  3. Images, where used, are relevant to the topic and the point being made
  4. Spelling and grammar should be error-free
  5. As with the Template presentation use the ‘Notes panel’ feature to keep any additional information and record the sources you use

Effective presentations — design principles
Powerpoint file | PDF file

Presentation template
Powerpoint file | PDF file


Presentation skills (5:50):

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Word Syllables Translation &c.
Enthusiastic en•thu•si•as•tic
متحمس [adjective]
Having or showing strong enjoyment and/or interest in something.
— Khaled was very enthusiastic during his presentation and this is key reason for its sucess.
Synonyms: energetic, passionate.
Gesture ges•ture
إيماء [noun/verb]
verb: ges•ture
[noun] A movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
[verb] To make a gesture.
— Alex made a gesture to say thank-you.
— Alia gestered meaningfully with her hands for everyone in the audience to be quiet.
Synonyms: signal, sign, motion, indication, gesticulation, show.
Posture pos•ture
وضعة [noun]
verb: pos•ture
A position of a person’s body when standing or sitting.
— He stood in a flamboyant posture with his hands on his hips.
Synonyms: pose, strike an attitude, attitude, stance, standpoint, point of view, opinion, position, frame of mind.
Pronunciation pro•nun•ci•a•tion
النطق [noun]
The way in which a word is pronounced; the act or result of producing the sounds of speech.
Intonation in•to•na•tion
ترتيل [noun]
The rise and fall of the voice in speaking, especially the pitch pattern of a sentence, which distinguishes kinds of sentences or speakers of different language cultures.
— She spoke English with a strong Arabic intonation.
Emphasis em•pha•sis
نبرة [noun]
Stress given to a word or words when speaking to indicate particular importance.
— They placed great emphasis on the individual’s freedom.
Synonyms: stress, accent, force.
Structure struc•ture
متماسك [noun/verb]
[noun] The arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex; the organising of sentences into paragraphs and, paragraphs into an essay.
[verb] To construct or arrange something according to a plan.
— The two sentences have equivalent structures.
— The programme is structured around exams and projects.
Synonyms: Arrange, Compose, Construct, Design, Form, Organise, Order, Shape.