Goosebumps – level 2

03-04-2024 15:00

Goosebumps are small bumps on our skin that appear when our hair stands up. We usually get goosebumps when we are scared, excited, or angry.

Goosebumps are very useful for animals because they make them look bigger. Then the animals are safe from predators, which helps them survive. Also, the raised hair or fur keeps animals warm when it is cold.

Experts say that people don’t need goosebumps to survive. Goosebumps happen when we are cold, watch a scary movie, or listen to our favorite song. An intense emotion, such as fear or anger, makes our body make more adrenaline. Adrenaline is a hormone which makes the heart beat faster, and it causes goosebumps.

Difficult words: survive (to stay alive), fur (the short hair of some animals, for example, a rabbit), intense (very strong or great).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the purpose of goosebumps for animals and why do humans experience them in different situations besides survival?


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