Sunday, 12 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
LANGUAGE AND PHRASES
This is a list of phrases to help you make a good presentation in English.
Good presenters always use language (sometimes single words, sometimes phrases) which shows where they are in their presentation.
- Good morning, good afternoon…
- Thank you all very much for coming today.
- My name is…
- Let me introduce myself; my name is…
Introducing your presentation
- I am going to talk about….
- In today’s presentation I’d like to talk about…
Starting the presentation
- To begin with … .
- To start with …
- First / firstly…
Beginning a new section of the presentation
- Now let’s move on to … .
- Second / Secondly...
- Third / Thirdly…
Concluding and summarising the presentation
- In conclusion…
- Thank you for your attention.
- Hope you liked my presentation.
- I’d like to thank you (all) for your attention and interest.
- Do you have any questions?
- If anyone has any questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.
Saturday, 4 November 2017
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas, and it includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.
Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of OZ and goes through the life of Elphaba who is a nice girl until the disapproval of society turns her Wicked. In this show, Galinda is shown to be the unfortunate "hero" who is stuck with this green "thing." This is the story of how Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, and it involves love, loss, hatred, envy and an unwillingness to accept anything that is different