Her name was Emma. She was the new girl in school. I remember feeling very 31 for her because almost every student was staring, pointing and whispering about her. She was extremely small, very thin and worst of all, she was a twelve-year-old girl who had no hair.
Emma ended up in my homeroom(教室). At lunch, Emma sat at a table alone. I said, “ Hi, my name is Veneta. Do you mind if I sit with you?” Emma didn’t 32 , but nodded, never picking her head up or raising her eyes to see me. By the end of the twenty minutes that we sat together, she was actually looking me right in the eye, but there was still no 33 on her face.
When the bell rang and it was time to go to our next class, I stood up, told her it was nice to get to talk to her and went on my way. I felt 34 about walking away, as I had been unable to get her to talk or even smile. My heart was aching for this girl because her 35 was so clear to me.
It wasn’t until about three days later, when I was at my locker getting things ready for class that Emma finally said hi to me. “ I just wanted to say thank you for talking to me the other day.”
She said “ I appreciate you trying to be nice to me.
I found out that Emma had cancer and was not given a very good chance of beating her 36 . For five months, Emma and I were the best of friends. We were together at school every day and then together almost every night to study or just hang out-and, of course, every weekend. We talked, we laughed, we joked about toys and we 37 about our futures. I wanted to be her friend forever but I knew that it was not to be the case.
After five months of being best friends, Emma became very, very sick. I was at home one Sunday. The phone rang and my mom answered it. I could hear her mumbling(嘟囔) and then she 38 . She walked into the room, her eyes red and tears streaming down her face. I knew instantly what had happened.
Three days later, Emma passed away at home, in bed. She was twelve years old. I remember feeling numb(麻木的), knowing that she had passed on, but not quite understanding the finality of it all. Over the next couple of weeks, I quickly learned the 39 lesson I have ever had to learn in life. Not only did I have to learn to 40 death, mentally, emotionally, but I had to learn to grieve(哀悼).
31. A. glad B. excited C. confused D. sorry
32. A. agree B. answer C. consider D. notice
33. A. expression B. attitude C. hope D. regret
34. A. terrible B. amazed C. angry D. proud
35. A. harm B. danger C. pain D. fear
36. A. disease B. happiness C. spirit D. ability
37. A. agreed B. dreamed C. cared D. worried
38. A. hung up B. got down C. gave back D. fell asleep
39. A. farthest B. closest C. best D. hardest
40. A. get along with B. connect with C. deal with D. go on with
答案 31-35 DBAAC 36-40 ABADC