The Reading / Listening - Drawing - Level 0

Humans from 35,000 years ago could not draw so well. The humans became extinct. They had large brains and made tools, but found it difficult to draw. Later humans drew animals on rocks and cave walls. A professor studied drawings of animals made 30,000 years ago in the south of France.



The professor said hunting skills affected drawing skill. Later humans hunted dangerous animals. This needed good hand-eye movement. Humans who lived over 35,000 years ago could not use their hand-eye movement to draw. Later humans used drawings to plan hunting and to discuss which part of an animal's body to hit.

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Sources
  • https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/neanderthals-were-good-hunters-bad-artists/
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100727.htm
  • http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2018/02/why-there-were-no-neanderthal-picassos-a-new-theory-of-evolution.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. could not draw so
  2. The humans became
  3. found it difficult
  4. Later humans
  5. rocks and cave
  6. A professor studied
  7. made 30,000
  8. in the south
  1. drew animals
  2. years ago
  3. well
  4. of France
  5. to draw
  6. walls
  7. extinct
  8. drawings of animals

Paragraph 2

  1. hunting skills affected
  2. Later humans
  3. dangerous
  4. good hand-
  5. Humans who lived over
  6. hand-eye
  7. Later humans used drawings to
  8. which part of an animal's
  1. movement
  2. animals
  3. body to hit
  4. drawing skill
  5. plan hunting
  6. eye movement
  7. 35,000 years ago
  8. hunted

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Humans from 35,000 years ago (1) ___________________ so well. The humans (2) ___________________. They had large brains and (3) ___________________, but found it difficult to draw. Later humans (4) ___________________ on rocks and      (5) ___________________. A professor studied drawings of animals made 30,000 years ago in (6) ___________________ France.

The professor said (7) ___________________ affected drawing skill. Later (8) ___________________ dangerous animals. This needed good (9) ___________________ movement. Humans who lived over 35,000 years ago (10) ___________________ their hand-eye movement to draw. Later (11) ___________________ drawings to plan hunting and to discuss which part of an animal's (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Humansfrom35,000yearsagocouldnotdrawsowell.Thehumansbeca
meextinct.Theyhadlargebrainsandmadetools,butfounditdifficulttod
raw.Laterhumansdrewanimalsonrocksandcavewalls.Aprofessorstu
dieddrawingsofanimalsmade30,000yearsagointhesouthofFrance.T
heprofessorsaidhuntingskillsaffecteddrawingskill.Laterhumanshunt
eddangerousanimals.Thisneededgoodhand-eyemovement.Huma
nswholivedover35,000yearsagocouldnotusetheirhand-eyemovem
enttodraw.Laterhumansuseddrawingstoplanhuntingandtodiscussw
hichpartofananimal'sbodytohit.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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