Listen&Learn: Dominant handsPosted by: Jaksyn Peacock
- dominant: more powerful or useful
- competent: able to do something
- ambidextrous: able to use both hands almost equally well
- speculate: to make guesses about something
- disproportionate: not the expected number
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- About 10% of people are
- There is a common belief that left-handed people are more
- Scientists still don’t understand
a. why humans are the only animals with dominant hands
b. why most humans prefer their right hand
c. why dominant hands are related to brain structure
- Which hand do you use to write?
- Some people who are not fully ambidextrous still prefer different hands for different tasks. This is called mixed-handedness. Do you use the same hand for everything?
Most people in the world have a hand that is more competent at performing tasks. The majority of people are right-handed. Left-handed people make up about 10% of the population. Some people are naturally ambidextrous, which means that they can use both hands effectively. A person’s dominant hand can be related to the structure of their brain. This has caused many people to speculate about differences in the minds of left-handed and right-handed people. There are disproportionately large amounts of left-handed people in artistic and musical fields, which has led to the common belief that left-handed people are naturally more creative. Humans are not the only species with dominant hands. Many animals prefer a specific paw or leg. However, scientists still don’t understand why most humans prefer their right hand.
Answers to comprehension questions
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These are all amazing listening comprehension lessons 😀
They’re all informative and interesting in a simple way and I’ll be using many of these resources with my Polish students, thank you!
I find these exercises very useful and educational.
nagasamy udayar Janakiraman says:
interesting slow speech easy to capture.
Betânea Rosa de Assis says:
I found the exercise very interesting for both being a left-handed myself and learning about the scientific facts on human and animal’s dominant hands.
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Tunmise kehinde says:
Educative and easy