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Below is the description of the book as it appears on Amazon. The book is part of the EAP Foundation series published by Evident Press. It is available in both e-book and paperback formats.


EAP Foundation: Academic Presentations is a complete guide to delivering successful presentations. The book begins by identifying questions to consider when preparing for a presentation, covering audience, purpose, tone, venue, timing and content. Planning is also considered in the first unit (Unit 1: Preparation & Planning). The book continues by examining presentation structure – introduction, main body, conclusion and Q&A – and considering what each section should contain (Unit 2: Structure). A key area which supports the structure, namely signpost language, is considered in a separate unit (Unit 3: Language), while an area which supports the content, namely visuals, is also considered separately (Unit 4: Visual Aids). The final areas of the book relate to presentation performance, namely body language (Unit 5: Body Language) and delivery (Unit 6: Delivery).

As with all books in the EAP Foundation series, the units focus on presenting practical information in a straightforward and readable manner. There are additional tips in each unit to help students perform well. There are also numerous ‘In short’ boxes which give a summary of the main points covered. These will help the student to preview the unit before reading in detail, and provide a useful way to review the unit later. Each unit also contains a checklist, which is used either to check understanding or to give feedback (self or peer). Each unit concludes with a range of exercises to check comprehension and deepen understanding. At the end of the book there are appendices, giving information on accessing online resources, answers to exercises, three presentation topics, data for visual aids, a presentation planning grid and a presentation outline.

The EAP Foundation series is written for EFL students who are preparing for, or currently studying at, a Western university, including those on foundation or pre-sessional courses.


Praise for EAP Foundation: Academic Presentations

This is a very well-organised book which covers the most important stages involved in preparing and delivering a presentation. It is user-friendly and easy to use. [...] A must have whether you are teaching a presentation course or you are an EFL student preparing independently.
Teresa Escardó, Amazon.es review, July 2018


Muy útil para realizar presentaciones en inglés, también para organizarse en castellano. (Very useful for giving presentations in English, also to organize in Spanish.)
Amazon.es review, December 2018


A great book, full of clear, systematic advice. The author clearly knows his subject and I know I will use this book a lot, to take my students through every stage of their presentation, from preparation to delivery.
Amazon UK review, April 2018


[The book] clearly illustrates the author's knowledge of students' needs by skilfully presenting a guide which concisely and clearly delivers a "how to" approach.... Any student who works diligently thorugh the units and who applies the lessons will benefit greatly, becoming confident in their presentation skills, and with much less stress. I wish I'd had this book when tutoring EFL students preparing for business school. [A]n invaluable resource.
Maureen Clark, Academic/ESL Coach/Tutor, 16 September 2018



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