In this listening and viewing comprehension quiz you are going to watch and listen to Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk Your body language shapes who you are.
CEF-level: B2/C1 (advanced)
time: ± 30 minutes


  • questions 1-5: testing your knowledge of and/or preparing you for the words used in this TED-talk
  • questions 6-19: listening and viewing comprehension

Who is Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and perhaps even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. More information about Amy Cuddy (source:

What is TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
(source: TED: our organization)