1) Counter 00:00-00:45. Sound off. Describe what you see.
2) Counter 00:45-1:30. Sound off. Which story is Andrew telling with his hand?
a A day in the life of a seagull
b The Apollo 11 moon landing
c My summer holiday in Greece
3) Counter 0:00-1:30. Sound on. Check your answers to activity 2.
4) Before watching. Put Andrew's story in the correct order.
a Last year he worked as a choreographer on an opera in New York.
b He then got fascinated by the hands and realised how he could tell stories with his hands.
c He also occasionally works as a hand model in commercials and photography.
d Originally, he was told by his drama teacher that he was a really bad actor.
e That led to creating his own theatre show and touring around the planet.
f As a result he became interested in dance and more physical theatre.
5) Counter 1:30–2:50. Sound on. Check your answers to activity 4.
6) Match the sentence halves to make complete sentences.
|1 If we go back in evolutionary terms||a- the fingers a little longer.|
|2 Then it became something||b- that is unique to us.|
|3 Then little by little we became bipedal||c- that you would walk on.|
|4 They could be a little softer,||d- we wouldn’t have any of this around us.|
|5 We end up gaining an enormous amount of dexterity||e- this hand was used for hanging out of a tree.|
|6 Without that dexterity||f- and these hands were free.|
7) Counter 2:50-3:40. Check your answers to exercise 6.
8) Counter 3:40–4:43. Watch the final part of the video and answer these questions.
1 Name two things Andrew says we wouldn’t be able to do without our hands.
2 What does he describe as ‘the most magical thing’?
3 Do you notice anything about Andrew’s hands?
You can check your answers by reading the transcript of the video here.
Adapted from Global Lessons online, MacMillan Publishers