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Grade 9-12

Language for Presentations: Adding Interesting Hooks

by Jordan V. | English and Writing

7 Lessons 10:45
  1. 1. What is a hook? 1:06
  2. 2. Question hooks 1:31
  3. 3. Using surprising facts as a hook 1:04
  4. 4. Imagine hooks 1:04
  5. 5. Hooks with visuals 0:58
  6. 6. Hooks with quotes 1:38
  7. 7. Project 3:24

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards

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"How do you keep your audience's attention? Discover strategies for making your presentation interesting from questions to facts to imagines to visuals to quotes. Don't be afraid to use your imagination!

Use conversation hooks and other appropriate language to engage your audience when giving a presentation."


Hook Practice

Course overview


What is a hook?

function of hook examples types: -questions -facts -imagine -visuals -quotes


Question hooks

introduce give examples rising intonation at the end of a question


Using surprising facts as a hook

introduce give examples phrases that introduce factual information


Imagine hooks

introduce give examples conditional tense


Hooks with visuals

introduce give examples questioning strategies with visuals


Hooks with quotes

introduce give examples phrases to introduce quotes connecting the quote to your presentation



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  • ESL
  • presentations
  • quotes
  • visuals

Recommended Materials

notebook and pen


Jordan has been teaching English as a Second Language for over ten years and has taught students from over 60 countries around the world. She loves teaching English and uses creative activities and everyday examples to help students communicate both effectively and accurately. Jordan's warmth, patience, and individualized approach with students creates a positive learning environment that motivates them to succeed. When tutoring, Jordan carefully integrates students' interests and goals into her lessons so that each session is unique and targeted. She believes that a good teacher can change students' lives and dedicates herself to helping students achieve their full potential. Jordan has helped students achieve a variety of goals, including going to college or graduate school, improving

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