Do chimps have the same emotions as us? - Listen to 6 Minute English

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BBC Learning English
Published at : 24 Oct 2020
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In this programme, we’ll be hearing iconic environmentalist Jane Goodall reflect on how attitudes have changed as science has uncovered the deep connections between humans and the great apes. Rob and Sam talk about our close relatives and teach you vocabulary along the way.

To download the audio and a transcript, go to our website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish...

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Vocabulary
great apes
group of large primates including chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans; they have no tail and are humans’ closest animal relatives

modifying
changing something slightly in order to improve it

tool
instrument or simple piece of equipment, for example a knife or hammer, that you hold in your hands and use for a particular kind of work

gestures
movements made with parts of the body like hands, arms or head, to express ideas and feelings

pat
touch someone or something gently and repeatedly with your hand held flat

alleviate
reduce the intensity or severity of someone’s pain or suffering

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