Hello. This week, we had presentations in my level four listening and speaking class. Each student had to pick a famous artist to research and speak about. They had to talk about the artist and introduce two pieces of art that the artist made. The presentations were all really well done. Each student told us some basic information about their artist. They also talked about some of the key points from their artist’s life. Finally, they talked about two of the artist’s paintings. They also made PowerPoint slides to go with their speeches.
Every speech had an introduction that used some kind of attention getting device. At the end of the introduction, there was a preview statement. This is where the speaker tells the audience what the main points of the presentation are. Each student also used clear transitions to introduce each new main point during their presentation. Finally, they ended their presentations with a clear conclusion.
Here is a list of some of the artists that the students gave presentations about: Andy Warhol, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Salvador Dali.
There are two videos attached to this blog. They show two of the speeches that students did. The quality is not great, but it is okay. The mic picked up some background noise, but you should be able to hear what each student is saying. The videos should give you an idea of what a good presentation looks like. Each presentation is around seven minutes long and is well structured. I hope you watch the speeches, and I hope you enjoy them. If you watch them carefully, you can learn some good speech making strategies.