The Reading / Listening - Drawing - Level 1

Humans who lived 35,000 years ago were not so good at drawing. The humans, called Neanderthal man, became extinct. They had large brains and made tools to hunt. They found it difficult to draw things. Later humans could draw animals on rocks and cave walls. An expert on pre-historic drawings studied photos and videos of early art. He studied drawings of animals made 30,000 years ago in the south of France.



The professor said hunting skills affected drawing ability. Neanderthal man hunted animals that were easy to kill. Later humans hunted dangerous animals. This needed better hand-eye movement. Neanderthal man could not use their hand-eye coordination to draw. The professor said later humans used drawings to plan hunting. They also used the drawings to discuss which parts 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Humans who lived
  2. not so good at
  3. made tools to
  4. They found it difficult to draw
  5. Later humans
  6. rocks and cave
  7. An expert on pre-
  8. in the south
  1. hunt
  2. historic drawing
  3. of France
  4. could draw
  5. walls
  6. 35,000 years ago
  7. things
  8. drawing

Paragraph 2

  1. hunting skills affected
  2. animals that were
  3. Later humans hunted
  4. better hand-
  5. man could not use their hand-eye
  6. humans used drawings to plan
  7. They also used the
  8. which parts of an animal's
  1. hunting
  2. drawings
  3. eye movement
  4. body to hit
  5. drawing ability
  6. coordination
  7. easy to kill
  8. dangerous animals

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Humans who lived 35,000 (1) ___________________ not so good at drawing. The humans, called Neanderthal (2) ___________________. They had large brains and (3) ___________________ hunt. They found it difficult to draw things. Later humans could (4) ___________________ rocks and cave walls. An expert (5) ___________________ drawings studied photos and videos of early art. He studied drawings of animals made 30,000 years ago in (6) ___________________ France.

The professor said (7) ___________________ drawing ability. Neanderthal man (8) ___________________ were easy to kill. Later humans hunted dangerous animals. This needed (9) ___________________ movement. Neanderthal man could not use their hand-eye (10) ___________________. The professor said later humans (11) ___________________ plan hunting. They also used the drawings to discuss which parts of (12) ___________________ to hit.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Humanswholived35,000yearsagowerenotsogoodatdrawing.Thehu
mans,calledNeanderthalman,becameextinct.Theyhadlargebrainsa
ndmadetoolstohunt.Theyfounditdifficulttodrawthings.Laterhumans
coulddrawanimalsonrocksandcavewalls.Anexpertonpre-historicd
rawingsstudiedphotosandvideosofearlyart.Hestudieddrawingsofani
malsmade30,000yearsagointhesouthofFrance.Theprofessorsaidhu
ntingskillsaffecteddrawingability.Neanderthalmanhuntedanimalsth
atwereeasytokill.Laterhumanshunteddangerousanimals.Thisneede
dbetterhand-eyemovement.Neanderthalmancouldnotusetheirhan
d-eyecoordinationtodraw.Theprofessorsaidlaterhumansuseddrawi
ngstoplanhunting.Theyalsousedthedrawingstodiscusswhichpartsof
ananimal'sbodytohit.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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