Cucumber or grapes? What happens when two monkeys do the same task but get 'paid' in different ways? Watch this funny video to find out how monkeys react to inequality.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


The man compares the monkeys to humans because both deny to accept inequality.

I think that he compared between them because both of them protested against inequity

I think he compare the monkey with human because monkey act like humans and do some reaction like them.

There is a mistake in the test. Task 2 question 4. The man said "stronger" and transcript proves it, but according the system "strong" is right answer.

Hello GridView,

Thank you for pointing this out to us. The word used in the text is, as you say, 'stronger'. I have updated the task so that this is not the correct answer.

We check all our tasks before we publish them but a certain number of errors will always creep through, and it's good to know we have observant users to help us spot them!

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The LearnEnglish Team

hey there
i guess just because Darwin's theory ;) :)
really i think monkeys have IQ (Intelligence Quotient) more than others (animals). i think the compare is not correct because even humans have different to each others but was the good show for protest to inequity.

I think because they share many features and characteristics .

Because we are too similar.

Well, I think behaviour of humans and other animals are pretty much the same. We're striving for food, willing to find a partner and e. g. We even react to inequity the almost the same way, that's why he compared monkeys to humans.

I think that he compares the reaction to human because he wanted to show that if that there are biological roots that make us, human, act with a stronger reaction to inequity.