Monday, 17 June 2013


Hiccups - Pt 1, No 4, 1997

1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
hiccups -  Hiccups mean a sudden sound in your throat caused by a spasm in your chest
cure - Cure means help or fix.
cough -  to make a sudden harsh noise as you force the air out of your lungs.
tiptoe - Tiptoe means to walk quietly
miserable - Miserable means very unhappy
grin - Grin means to give a large cheerful smile
finally - Finally means at last.

2. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Where did Richard get the hiccups? Richard got his hiccups in his maths class
b) Why do you think people get hiccups? I think people get hiccups because they eat and drink very fast at the same time.
c) What was one way that Richard tried to fix his hiccups? The one way that Richard try to fix his hiccups was holding his breath
d) How did Richard end up curing his hiccups? How richard cured his hiccups was his scared him.  

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