Before you start watching the video, read through the text below. The text will give you some background information on Orangutans. It it a difficult text, so do not try to understand every single word but rather the bigger context. If you need to, use the dictionary on the bottom right of your screen!
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also constructing elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. The apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Field studies of the apes were pioneered by primatologist Birut? Galdikas. Both orangutan species are considered to be Endangered with the Sumatran orangutan being Critically Endangered. Human activities have decimated the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade. There are several conservation and rehabilitation organisations dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
Now watch the video carefully and try to remember as much as possible. Then, answer the questions below and see if you understood everything. If not, watch the video again and again! That's how you will improve!
  1. Why does the female Orangutan in the video wash socks?
    • The behaviour of Orangutans is similar to that of humans: The men go to work and the women look after the household.
    • She has seen other people doing it and she is copying it.
    • It is a circus trick.
  2. What is special about the apes in the video?
    • They used to be in captivity and now they live in the wilderness again.
    • They are the only apes who use tools.
    • They can speak our language.
  3. Which words does the speaker use for the young apes in the video?
    • Boy and girl.
    • Son and daughter.
    • Son and infant.
  4. Which is the most important feature that humans share with Orangutans?
    • Our ability to use tools.
    • Our big brain.
    • Our hands.
The next question is a bonus question! You cannot find the answer to it in the video. If you do not know it already, just make a guess. If you move your cursor over the grey box that says "Show content", you will be shown a definition!
  1. What does DIY stand for?
    • Democratic Investigation Yeats
    • Do It Yourself
    • Do I Yell
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