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clapping hands

Can you answer these questions?

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1. Q: What is she doing?

A: She’s clapping her hands.

2. Q: Why do people clap their hands?

A: People clap their hands when they’re happy with a performance.

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A: People clap their hands at the beginning and at the end of a performance.

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A: People clap their hands to keep time with music. It’s a form of audience participation.

 

3. Q: What is the opposite of clapping hands?

A: The opposite of clapping hands is booing or, in some countries, whistling.

4. Q: What is it called when people stand up and clap their hands at the end of a performance?

A: That’s called a standing ovation.

5. Q: What is another word that’s used to describe clapping one’s hands?

A: "Applause" is another word for clapping hands. The audience applauds. The audience responds with applause.

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