Business English- Presentation Roleplays

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Advanced
Grammar Topic: General
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Published: 4th Mar 2012

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Presentation Roleplays 

Give a formal or informal presentation on the topic that your teacher gives you, but in the 
way that is says on the card you are given from below. When you have finished your 
presentation, your partner will try to guess exactly what your roleplay card says. You 
should show them your presentation topic sheet to help them. 

Rush through the presentation as quickly as possible

Avoid eye contact

Stare at the person/ people listening

Speak very passionately, e.g. using extreme stress and intonation

Use some words from your own language, explaining what they mean in 

English

Use some words from your own language, not explaining what they mean

Try to sound bored and boring

Go back to a topic you had already finished speaking about, e.g. continue with 

bullet point one after finishing bullet point two

Go off topic and don’t return to the topics on your presentation topic sheet

Go off topic and then return to the topics on your presentation topic sheet (a few 

times if you can)

Sit on your hands

Move your body the whole time, e.g. making lots of gestures

Start with a very long introduction before you get on to the topics on your 

presentation topic card

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012

Repeat yourself

Pause a lot

Contradict yourself

Stop during the presentation, e.g. when the person/ people listening seems not 

to understand or to have a question, and check if everything is okay

Start on the first point you’ve prepared to talk about, with no introduction at all

Start with a question

Keep your eyes on your notes

Slouch (= sit in an extremely relaxed position)

Sit on the very front edge of your chair with your back straight and rigid

Smile as much as you can

Avoid smiling

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012

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