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Posture Practice

Posture Practice

Students display examples of bad posture and discuss how to stand properly when giving a speech. A fun ESL speech posture practice activity.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Posture

Time:  15 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards, and cut as indicated.
  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.



Explain the importance of posture when giving a speech.

The way we stand and position our body shows our level of confidence. It is important to have a firm stance, feet slightly parted to show that you are ready to speak.


Pass out the Conversation Cards – give each student one card.


Ask the first student to go to the front of the classroom and do the action written on the card. The other students’ task is to explain what the student at the front is doing, why it is bad posture, and how to prevent this from happening during a speech.


Continue with each student until all the students have had a chance to go to the front of the classroom.

Extended Practice

Ask students to get into groups and decide a list of rules for good posture.

Printable Worksheets

Conversation Cards

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