Working with clients I hear over and over again, my English is horrible, but I have to give presentations. If you have to give presentations, practice. Think of it as that Easter or Birthday poem that you had to learn for your church, bar/bat mitzvah, Seijin-no-Hi, Khtam Al Koran, or Hamar Cow Jumping. The words seem as if they come for out of the air, but this is where preparation meets performance skills. You can do this. I've set out here a couple of common sense facts about presenting that if you follow it should be easy-peasy next time you're called upon to speak. Practice your message, your message is more important than your words.
The answers to the exercises Write for or since, for three days, since August 20th, since Friday, for two days, for a year, since three weeks ago, since noon, since Easter, since May sine 1999, since a year ago, for days and days, for a long time, since July, for six months, since a year ago, for ten years, for three weeks, since dinner time, since I was six, since last winter, since the 4th of July, since ten days ago, for an hour.
What to do to have an effective presentation: practice T, memorise F, 12pt type F, visuals T, Don't do small talk F (but it depends on you), jiggle your keys F.
What is channeling?: Channeling is when you become a source or messenger for a message that moves through you. It can come from anywhere, spirits or simply just getting out of the way of your own message.
Bonus: 7 signs you are channeling:
-You lose track of time.
-You feel energized.
-You feel enthused, but afterwards you feel exhausted.
-You enjoy the journey, you're not dependent on the outcome or anything outside of you.
-You get great feedback, people are "awestruck", its not that you do it better than anyone else, but you are in "the zone". People recognize that.
-You feel as if you have stepped outside of yourself, you are not thinking about you, but your purpose.
-You feel the need to move. You are not "stuck". Sitting still is very hard to do when you are channeling your energy.
When you are in the zone or channeling you have the energy that comes from your source which is your passion for what you do.
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Finding the right words in English can be a challenge no matter the level of English that you have. Framing is laying out to your speech partner how you see the situation. Keeping a frame for a talk is also important when you need to have difficult conversations. You state what you need to talk about and why. That is your frame. We will talk about framing in this lesson.
Answers the picture on the front page is a man on a bus.
The second picture is a newspaper.
Answer to collocations: to express doubts, to achieve results, to achieve success, to express gratitude, to achieve excellence, to express reservations, achieve results, achieve a standard, achieve one's potential, achieve recognition.
Understanding symbols is an instructive way to learn about a culture. I’ve listed merely a few of the symbols in America. What they stand for in America as well as to those who view them from around the world. I hope you enjoyed an American 4th of July celebration. Thanks to the 4th of July for giving us a holiday where we can barbecue and drink outside. Drinking alcohol in public is banned in the U.S. unless you have a drinking permit like most restaurants that want people to go out on their patio or to sit in their garden. Good luck getting a drinking permit for your barbecue party. The best thing is to mix rum punch with watermelon. Drinks and desserts are then taken care of, now go get some illegal fireworks, talk about freedom and liberation!
This lesson is on American symbols. A light lesson this week in honour of the 4th, July!
If you have any comments or like this lesson let me know.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, ELT
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