The Viper Who Vapourised

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The viper who vapourised,

Disappeared before the zebra’s eyes.

One minute, he was crawling on the ground,

Next, he’d disappeared, without a sound.

Then, within seconds, he was no longer there !

The zebra looked, but couldn’t see him anywhere !

Perhaps he’d chased a monkey up a tree ?

Or taken home a chimpanzee for tea ?

He could have been squashed by a rhinocerous,

Or gobbled up for lunch by a hungry hippopotamus !

The viper who vapourised could have been picked up by a bird,

He was last seen by the coconut tree, the lion said he’d heard.

The cheetah called a search party, to see if they could find him,

But still no – one had much luck,

Perhaps the boa constrictor had confined him ?

The viper wasn’t by the river,

Perhaps under the creepers was where he’d slivered ?

The gorilla said he may have to gone to the cinema to watch a thriller,

Or maybe he was leaned against a pillar.

One that was clearly sure, the vapourised viper wasn’t to be seen anymore.

It’s amazing how vipers can easily do that beneath a pot,

One minute they’re there, then the next they are not.

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Va – nishing Vi – per and Vu – ltures in the Vine

Do you get the vipers’ vibes ? Add either “vi” or “va” or “vu” to complete the spelling of the words. Which is the correct one to use ?

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snake-3.jpglidity

insnake-3.jpgncible

snake-3.jpglid

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snake-3.jpggue

snake-3.jpglgar

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snake-3.jpgcant

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snake-3.jpgcancy

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snake-3.jpglance

snake-3.jpgctual

snake-3.jpggabond

snake-3.jpgllage

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snake-3.jpgking

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snake-3.jpglla

snake-3.jpgcuum cleaner

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weather snake-3.jpgne

snake-3.jpgcarious

snake-3.jpgbration

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snake-3.jpgcar

snake-3.jpgctory

snake-3.jpgliant

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snake-3.jpglentine’s Day

snake-3.jpgce Chairman

snake-3.jpgcillate

snake-3.jpgdeo

snake-3.jpgriable

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snake-3.jpglue

snake-3.jpgaduct

snake-3.jpgluable

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snake-3.jpgmpire

snake-3.jpgnguard

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Sneaky Snakesnake-3.jpg

snake-3.jpg1. If the viper crawled over three logs every 5 minutes, how many did he crawl over in three hours ?

snake-3.jpg2. The viper travelled four times as quickly as the snail – who crossed the jungle at a speed of 3 m / minute. If the jungle was one km wide, how long did it take a) the snail ? b) the snake ?

snake-3.jpg3. The viper passed one coconut every 5 m, how many coconuts did he pass going across the 1 km jungle ?

snake-3.jpg4. The zebra looked for the viper underneath 500 palm leaves – under 60% of them he found a worm – how many worms is that ?

snake-3.jpg5. The gorilla looked for the viper under 400 rocks, under 20% of them he found a beetle – how many beetles is that ?

snake-3.jpg6. The lion looked for the viper beneath 300 creepers, in 30% of them , he found an ant – how many ants is that ?

snake-3.jpg7. The hippopotamus looked for the viper in 50 boats, in 0.5 of them, he found a starfish – how many starfish is that ?

snake-3.jpg8. The rhinocerous looked for the viper underneath by the oasis. He found 20 trees, but in 0.8 of them, he found birds. How many birds is that ?

snake-3.jpg9. The chimpanzee looked in the jungle where there were 1000 trees. 30% of the trees were coconut, 40% of them were fig and the rest were lemons trees. a) How many of each kind of tree is that ? b) Each fig tree had 150 figs – how many figs is that ? c) Each lemon tree had 50 lemons – how many oranges is that ? d) Each coconut tree had 25 coconuts – how many coconuts is that ?

snake-3.jpg10. The leopard looked for the viper by the vultures. There were 600 vultures and 10% of them flew away – how many were left ?

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Snake In The Grass

How many snake-3.jpg snakes can you see hidden in the exercise above ? Circle and count the word “snake”.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : 1. 108; 2. a) 333.33 mins b) 83.3 3. 200; 4. 300; 5. 80; 6. 90; 7. 25; 8. 16; 9. a/ c – 300, f – 400, l – 300; b/ 400 x 150 = 60 000; c) 50 x 300 = 15 000; d) 25 x 300 = 7 500 10. 540

Answers : vultures; invisible; victim; victor; validity; invincible; valid; viper; vague; vulgar; visible; vacant; vine; vacancy; viduous; valance; victual; vagabond; village; excavate; vigil; vase; viking; valgus; villa; vacuum cleaner; violence; weather vane; vicarious; vibration; vice; vicar; victory; valiant; vile; vie; view; Valentine’s Day; Vice Chairman; vacillate; video; variable; viable; value; viaduct; valuable; vibex; valve; vibe; vampire; vanguard; vulnerable; divide

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