A design presentation

A design presentation

Listen to the presentation about a new product design to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Hi, everyone. Thanks for coming to this short presentation on our new product design. As you know, we've already redeveloped our 'Adventure' shampoo to make it more modern and appealing. And we've renamed it 'Adventure Tech'. Our market research established the target market as men in the 18–40 age range who like to be outdoors and also like technical gadgets, such as smartwatches, drones and things like that. We needed to create a bottle which appeals to that market.

So, today, I'm happy to unveil our new bottle design. As you can see, it's designed to look like a black metal drinking flask, with some digital features printed on it.

I'd like to talk you through the following three points: the key features, sizing and our timeline for production.

Firstly, you'll notice it has an ergonomic design. That means it fits smoothly into your hand and can be easily opened and squeezed using one hand. And, it looks like a flask you might use when hiking outdoors. The imitation digital displays are designed to remind the user of other tech devices they may have, such as a smartwatch or smart displays in their home.

I'd now like to tell you about the sizes. It comes in two sizes: the regular size and a small travel size. The travel size is the same type of design – a flask, also with imitation digital displays on the bottle. We were thinking of starting with one and following with the travel-size in a few months, but we've worked hard and both are ready now.

Finally, I'm going to talk to you about our timeline for production. You've probably heard that we're launching in two months. In preparation for that, we're starting the marketing campaign next month. You can see the complete overview of all phases in this Gantt chart.

In summary, the bottle's been designed for men who like adventure and technology, and it comes in two sizes. The marketing campaign is starting next month and we're launching the product in two months.

OK. So, any questions? Feel free to also email me for further information in case we run out of time.


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Submitted by Hoang Tien on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:47

Thank you this Listiening lession. It is very helpful strengthening my knowledge
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Tue, 06/08/2019 - 08:44

In reply to by corflz


Hello corflz

You're right in thinking that the speaker suspects there may not be enough time for him to answer all questions. This is why he makes the offer for people to email him. But since the audio ends there, the only thing we know for sure is that there is some time for questions. Since the speaker didn't say there was very little time, I think it's fair to assume that there is time enough for a few questions. For this reason, 'True' is the best answer here.

All the best


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Submitted by barno.egamberdieva on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 09:39

Hi, British Council support. I wonder what happened with the other videos,My last presentation was a few months ago. I had to talk in front of my classmates about a place where I had already been and recommend it. At first, I didn't want to do because I'm very shy and this kind of situation makes me feel very nervous but finally I did it and I felt really proud of myself.

Hello barno.egamberdieva

Could you please tell us which videos you can't find?

By the way, several of your comments were deleted because they were exact copies of other people's comments. We are happy to hear from you but please know that copying other people's work is not allowed.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by BING70 on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 13:45

My last presentation was about 10 to 15 years ago, I think. I can‘t remember exactly which year it was in. It was a campetition for a post. I was very nervous and the result was not good. But I didn't care about it very much. Because to do is my only object.

Submitted by Cecilia A on Wed, 12/06/2019 - 13:20

Hi, I had to make a presentation about waitressing on Friday 5th June, 2019. I was nervous but it went quiet well.

Submitted by ignacio perez on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 16:10

My last presentation was last year. I had to expose a topic to the class. I was supported by the text. Anyway, I got a good mark.