Comprehension and Vocabulary – Answer Key to Text 2
F 1. Choking is caused by blockage of the pharynx.
T 2. A person who is choking should try his best to cough up the obstructing object on his own.
F 3. The first thing the rescuer should do is to slap the choking victim on the back.
T 4. Abdominal thrusts should be given after back blows have failed to dislodge the obstructing object.
F 5. When giving abdominal thrusts to a choking victim, the rescuer should grasp the victim’s hands firmly.
F 6. Bronchi are part of the skeleton.
Answer key: Vocabulary Practice
1. larynx __4__ breastbone
2. trachea __1__ voice-box
3. bronchi __5__ throat
4. sternum __2__ windpipe
5. pharynx __3__ air passages from the trachea to the lungs
6. oesophagus __8__ shoulder blade
7. thorax __6__ gullet
8. scapula __7__ chest