www.englishmed.com - Home

Start > Resource centre > Common verbs > Hiccups Part 1

We've removed all the common verbs from this article, try and put them back correctly.

Hiccups Part 1 (Teacher: Michael)

To most , hiccups something of a joke. But to the hiccups sufferer they disturbing, embarrassing and frightening.

They produced by a sudden, intermittent, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm. But all sorts of things start them off.

In babies, they develop very easily, because the nerve which normally controls the diaphragm hasn't properly developed. It is possible for a foetus in the womb to hiccup!

In children - and some adults - hiccups start from eating too much or too quickly.

In other they develop after eating hot or spicy food, after exercising too soon after a meal, or after swallowing . This commonly happens when try talking and eating at the same time.

They develop in conjunction with indigestion, and they accompany plain and simple wind.

However, sometimes they caused by nothing more than worry or stress, but once they've started, hiccups difficult to rid of.

Some claim that frightening a hiccuping individual . Others recommend drinking of the wrong of the glass.

Read the article

VLC ClozeMaker JavaScript Wizard.
All Rights Reserved.