Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth, And spotted the perils beneath.All the toffees I chewed,

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#1

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
And spotted the perils beneath.
All the toffees I chewed,
And the sweet sticky food,
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.
(a) Why does the poet wish that she had taken better care of her teeth?
(b) What caused perils/ decay beneath the poet’s teeth?
© Which word in the extract is a synonym of ‘noticed’?


#2

(a) The poet wishes that had she taken better care of her teeth so that she wouldn’t have to face the problems she is facing now.
(b) The poet used to chew a lot of toffees and sweet sticky food which caused the decay beneath her teeth.
© The word is ‘spotted’.