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The history of hand gestures

Listen to a lecture about the history of hand gestures to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Language level

Advanced: C1


what does the phrase "pardon the pun" mean?

Hello Anna

A pun is a phrase or word that has more than one meaning. The pun the speaker refers to here is 'I'd touch on some of (the hand gestures)'. The idea is that if you touch something, you use your hand to do it. Since the topic is hand gestures, there is a double meaning here.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for the lesson. This is exactly for my level of English.