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34. The benefits of good posture
Murat Dalkilinç
<4:11>  July 2015

 

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≪Questions:The benefits of good posture≫

1. What does posture mean?

 

 

2. Having good posture will allow us to adapt to stresses that we receive on our body. List two examples of the stresses which are mentioned in the speech.

(1)                                                   

(2)                                                 

 

3. Which of the following effects is not mentioned in the speech as the result of having poor posture?

(a) Some of your bones will become less dense.
(b) Some of your muscles will become tight and inflexible.
(c) Some of your organs, like your lungs, will become less effective.
(d) You may get tension headaches and back pain.




4. It is difficult to aim for good posture. Why?

 

 

5. The following paragraph explains what good posture looks like. Fill in the blanks.

 a. From the front or the back,

     all (1)             vertebrae should

     be in a (2)                         line.

 

 b. From the side, the spine should

      have (3)                         curves.

      If they are properly aligned,

      when you’re standing up,

      you should be able to draw a

      straight line from a point

      in front of your

      (4)                             

       → behind your (5)                     

       → front of your (6)                     

       → a few inches in front of

           your (7)                      .

 

c. If you are sitting,
   (a) your neck should

         be (8)                     .
   

   (b) your shoulders should

        be (9)                     .
   

   (c) your arms should be close

        to your (10)                     .
   

   (d) your knees should be at

         a (11)                      angle.
   

    (e) your feet should be

       (12)                      on the floor.

 

6. If you have poor posture, there are many ways to improve it. Which of the following tips is not introduced in the speech?

(a) Sleeping on your side with your neck supported and with a pillow between your legs.
(b) Moving your muscles and joints.
(c) Keeping anything you’re carrying close to your body.
(d) Wearing shoes with high heels to support your spine.

 



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≪Answers:The benefits of good posture≫

1. What does posture mean?
The way we hold our body when we are sitting or standing.

 

2. Having good posture will allow us to adapt to stresses that we receive on our body. List two examples of the stresses which are mentioned in the speech.

(1)carrying weight 

(2)sitting in an awkward position
(another possible answer) gravity

 

3. Which of the following effects is not mentioned in the speech as the result of having poor posture?

(a) Some of your bones will become less dense.
(b) Some of your muscles will become tight and inflexible.
(c) Some of your organs, like your lungs, will become less effective.
(d) You may get tension headaches and back pain.





4. It is difficult to aim for good posture. Why?
Because we sometimes have to sit in an awkward position for a long time, and we use computers and mobile devices which encourage us to look downward. 

 

5. The following paragraph explains what good posture looks like. Fill in the blanks.

 a. From the front or the back,

     all (1)33 vertebrae should

     be in a (2)straight line.

 

 b. From the side, the spine should

      have (3)three curves.

      If they are properly aligned,

      when you’re standing up,

      you should be able to draw a

      straight line from a point

      in front of your

      (4)shoulders

       → behind your (5) hip

       → front of your (6)knees

       → a few inches in front of

           your (7)ankle .

 

c. If you are sitting,
   (a) your neck should

         be (8)vertical.
   

   (b) your shoulders should

        be (9)relaxed.
   

   (c) your arms should be close

        to your (10)trunk.
   

   (d) your knees should be at

         a (11)right angle.
   

    (e) your feet should be

       (12)flat on the floor.

 

6. If you have poor posture, there are many ways to improve it. Which of the following tips is not introduced in the speech?

(a) Sleeping on your side with your neck supported and with a pillow between your legs.
(b) Moving your muscles and joints.
(c) Keeping anything you’re carrying close to your body.
(d) Wearing shoes with high heels to support your spine.

 

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