() Yesterday I was returning from Boston by bus. My wife was planning to leave the work to __1__ me up from the bus station. I called her to say not to bother. I would just __2__ the local bus to see her. While I was sitting on the bus, a young woman with a dog __3__. She was carrying several bags of heavy books. I noticed the dog was an emergency dog, one that was trained to __4__ the owner of a possible seizure. I __5__ the young woman mention to someone else that she __6__ had two miles to walk with the __7__ books after she got off the bus. I thought maybe I should ask if she wanted a ride but I wasn't sure at which __8__ she was getting off so I __9__ and didn't ask. I got off the bus at the stop where my wife was __10__. As we were driving home, all of a sudden I saw the __11__ young lady with her dog. I asked my wife to __12__ and I asked the young lady if she would like a __13__. She said she would love a ride but she was __14__ about the dog who was quite big. I asked if the dog could get in the __15__. He tried to do it by himself but in the end I had to lift him in. __16__ the dog's name was Sam. The young lady got in and I __17__. There was Sam, sitting very proudly in the back seat with his __18__. It was quite a sight! We took them both home and the lady was very appreciative. When reflecting on this __19__ I was a little sad that I didn't act the first time on the bus. But I was very happy to have had the second __20__ to do what I should have done the first time. 1. Acut Bpick Cturn Dbring 2. Aurge Bdrive Ctake Dexpose 3. Arelied on Bput on Cgot on Dgot in 4. Aimpress Bguess Ccure Dwarn 5. Aheard Bsaw Ctouched Dlistened 6. Aeven Bthen Cstill Dalready 7. Ainteresting Bheavy Cuseful Dimportant 8. Adoor Bstand Cstop Ddirection 9. Asupported Bnodded Cmoved Dhesitated
10. Awaiting Bbuilding Cworking Drepairing 11. Asame Bsimilar Cdifferent Dequal 12. Athink up Bpull over Cthink of Dshut up 13. Asolution Bhelper Cride Dreminder 14. Aembarrassed Brelaxed Cpuzzled Dconcerned 15. Ahorse Btrain Cbus Dcar 16. AOn the way BIn the way CBy the way DIn a way 17. Alooked back Blooked up Clooked down Dlooked for 18. Afriend Bowner Cmother Dbags 19. Amirror Bexperience Cevent Dtrip 20. Amethod Bapproach Cluck Dchance
() Helen was loved as a friendly lady by all who knew her. She had belonged to the same church for almost all her adult life and was highly __1__. Poor Helen was well into her 90's. Since her husband passed awayshe moved in with Jennifer, her young granddaughter. However, life is __2__. One night driving home from the store, Jennifer was hit dead by a drunk driver. Once again, Helen was alone. The __3__ of losing those closest to her and the loneliness of being all alone were __4__ she could bear. She changed--she fell into __5__ and hopelessness. Naturally, people around her saw the change. But nobody seemed to know how to __6__ her. Months passed. It was now December, and the holiday season was __7__ to be harder than Helen imagined it would be. She felt like she was __8__ slowly inside. She wondered if she would see Christmas this year. __9__ the second Sunday of December, the Sunday School teacher came to her with a special request. Would she be __10__ enough to help decorate the tree that was in the middle of the children's classroom? Each child had made a special decoration by hand to __11__ on the tree, and they needed assistance. Helen attempted to __12__ refuse, but the teacher said that the children had requested she be the __13__ that year. It was important to them for some reason, the teacher whispered. The night of the special event, Helen was present and wore the best smile. The __14__ of the young children was bittersweet, which held memories of her dear Jennifer. For the first time in months, though, you could see her eyes __15__ through tears. She was happy that the children had __16__ her. Most decorations had been placed on the tree __17__ a group of nine children came and sat in front of her. Each of them either had no grandmother any longer, __18__ had never even
known theirs. This was a very special celebration and union. In the middle lay a giftwrapped box __19__ for her with a card, reading "Our grandma, with love"
Christmas this year wasn't unkind to Helen. No, it was a new __20__ a brand new start and nine new reasons to her...
1. Avalued Brewarded Capproved Drespected 2. Afunny Bchallenging Cboring Ddiverse 3. Aweakness Bcoldness Csadness Dtiredness 4. Aother than Bmore than Crather than Dless than 5. Anervousness Banxiety Cdepression Dseparation 6. Aacknowledge Bdistinguish Cappreciate Dcomfort 7. Adesired Bpictured Caiming Dproving 8. Acrying Bdying Cmoving Dstruggling 9. AGradually BRecently CThen DMeanwhile 10. Akind Boptimistic Cpatient Denthusiastic 11. Abase Bplace Chide Dset 12. Apolitely Bpersonally Cseriously Dunwillingly 13. Avolunteer Bvisitor Cteacher Dassistant 14. Aview Bthought Csight Dscenery 15. Astaring Bshining Clooking Dlighting 16. Ahelped Btreated Cinvited Damused 17. Awhile Bwhen Cas Dafter 18. Aor Bnor Cand Dbut 19. Aintended Bwritten Csent Dleft 20. Aending Bprocess Cgoal Dbeginning
1B """" ""pick sb up cut up turn up bring up
2C "While I was sitting on the bus...""" take
3C she got off the bus get onrely on put on
4D an emergency dog 5A mention "" 6C still 7B "She was carrying several bags of heavy books." 8C ""stop"" 9D I wasn't sure "" 10A "As we were driving home...""" 11A A 12B """" pull over think up think of shut up 13. C "She said she would love a ride...""" 14D be concerned about 15D "" D get in the car 16C by the way""on the way in the way in a way 17A sitting very proudly in the back seat (look back) 18B Sam (owner) 19B (experience) 20D (chance)
() 1D "Helen was loved as a friendly lady by all who knew her." D 2A "life is funny""" 3C "losing those closest to her and the loneliness of being all alone" C 4B 5C hopelessness fall into depression and hopelessness
"" C 6D (comfort) D 7D prove to be "......" 8B "" B 9C C 10A be kind enough to do sth "" 11B "Most decorations had been placed on the tree..." B 12A but A 13D assistant they needed assistance 14C the sight of the young children "" 15B through tears B 16C C 17B when"" 18A either...or..."............" 19A a box intended for..."......" 20D a brand new start