Story 083a


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1. No one was around to help him, so he changed the flat tire by ___.
5. The boy was slouching in the chair when his father yelled at him to sit ___.
7. The mayor (a married man) left in a ___ when the media kept asking him questions about his girlfriend from the TV station.
9. If you are going to buy a house, you need to hire a building ___ to see if the house passes inspection.
11. Most bicycle tires will go ___ if you run over a nail or other sharp object. They also go ___ if you don't inflate them regularly.
12. Pounds per Square Inch.
13. To find a ___, take the bicycle tube out of the tire, inflate it, and put it under water. Air bubbles will escape from the hole in the tube.
14. If you fall off your ___, pick it up and get right back on it. (That is, if you haven't broken anything.)
15. If your cat disappears, you might put up signs around the neighborhood and offer a $100 ___.
19. When you get home from shopping, put the milk and cheese in the ___ immediately, or it might go bad.
23. People never get tired of walking along the beach in the late afternoon and watching a beautiful ___.
25. You don't have to ___ or perspire when you exercise. Just taking a nice walk is good exercise.
29. The ___ things in life are the best. Plus, they are usually free--things like sunrise, sunset, rainbows, and the moon.
31. Many families come together in the ___ room after dinner to watch TV, to talk, to relax, or to play games.
33. Inside the bicycle ___ is the inner tube, which sometimes gets punctured.
34. At the dinner table, someone who suddenly can't talk and is turning ___ might be choking.


2. If your bike tire is flat, usually all you have to do is ___ the tire with a bicycle pump.
3. You have to ___ your furniture to remove the ___ that gathers regularly.
4. Even though the World Trade Center was made of ___, both buildings collapsed like they were made of cardboard.
6. The ___ in Death Valley and Iraq frequently exceeds 100 degrees.
8. If your computer has 'all the bells and ___,' it has all the newest features. It is state of the art.
10. Almost all ___s are helpful to people, because they eat unwanted insects. But most people hate ___s.
15. If you have your ___, your reel, your hooks, and your bait, you can catch some fish.
16. Boxers have to ___ out constantly to be able to last 10 rounds in the ring.
17. The doorstop was ___d under the door so tightly that the doorstop had to be kicked loose.
18. ___ is a game of irons, woods, putters, and little white balls with dimples in them.
20. A bicycle pump uses nothing but ___ to inflate a tire. (Well, a little bit of muscle, too.)
21. A new car with all the ___ and whistles includes folding outside rear-view mirrors and a camera to help you back up..
22. If you use an air ___ to ___ up your bicycle tire, you will get tired fast.
23. You put air into a bicycle tube through the valve ___.
24. A metal or plastic ___ on the end of your garden hose adjusts the water flow from spray to stream.
26. Most spiders construct sticky ___s to catch insects that crawl or fly by.
27. Put a plastic ___ on the end of an air pump nozzle to use on different items that need inflating.
28. A tire pump ___ will measure tire pressure from 0 to 160 pounds per square inch.
30. Some men check the tire pressure in their car tires by ___ing the tires.
32. In California, the total price of a product is sales price ___ 8.25 percent sales tax.