English for Presentations at International Conferences

  • Adrian Wallwork

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  1. Front Matter
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  2. Preparation and Practice

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  3. What to Write on the Slides

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  4. What to Say and Do at Each Stage of the Presentation

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  5. Back Matter
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About this book


Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This book is the first guide to giving presentations at international conferences specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English.

With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with examples taken from real presentations, you will learn how to:

  • avoid errors in English by using short easy-to-say sentences
  • improve your English pronunciation and intonation
  • gain confidence, and overcome nerves and embarrassment
  • plan, prepare and practice a well-organized, interesting presentation
  • highlight the essential points you want your audience to remember
  • deal with questions from the audience
  • decide what to say at each stage of the presentation
  • use standard phrases
  • attract and retain audience attention

Other books in the series:

English for Writing Research Papers

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing

English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar

English for Academic Research: Grammar / Vocabulary / Writing

Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 20 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research papers, and in 2009 he set up – a proofreading and editing service specifically for researchers.


Design English first language

Authors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Adrian WallworkPisaItaly

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