Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom

Oral Presentation

  • TOPS – The Oral Presentation Skills Site
    A new addition to the wide range of English learning resources presented by the English Center of HKU. The most remarkable feature of the site is the extensive use of video clips showing Hong Kong tertiary students giving presentations. An excellent learning resource!
  • Business Presentations and Public Speaking in English
    A comprehensive coverage of skills involved in giving business presentations. Includes subsections about Preparation, Equipment, Delivery, Language.
  • Discussion Skills for Tutorials & Seminars
    This site gives a list of strategies to improve your discussion skills, including a three-step method to voice your opinions, and how to agree and disagree effectively.
  • Ten Tips for Successful Public Speaking
    Ten simple but important rules from Toastmasters International.
  • Designing Effective Oral Presentations
    The focus is on the audience. It emphasises the need to understand the speaker-audience relationship.
  • Effective Presentations
    Although this is geared more at academic presentations, it has useful information on producing visuals and lots of links to other presentation skills resources online.
  • University of Guelph Learning Services: Presentation Skills
    This site has some useful advice on managing nervousness and also has links to other presentation skills resources online, including strategies on what to do and say when handling presentation disasters.
  • English in Speech (from RTHK e-Learning)
    You hear and learn about 7 famous speeches selected and explained by local columnist Tao Jie. Include speeches by Martin Luthur King, Martin Lee, Anson Chan, Audrey Eu, etc.
  • Great Speeches
    This site delivers some great speeches of the twentieth century, mainly from the States. You need to have Real Audio to listen to audio/video recordings.

“Speaking” Online

  • Discussion boards for students
    This is at Dave’s ESL Cafe. It’s not really speaking but written chat is somewhere between spoken conversation and writing.

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