There is an old saying: “Take the time to stop and smell the flowers.” I think we should also take the time to _____ flowers.
My grandmother knew just ________ to do that. She grew flowers with earth, water and love, so her back garden was filled with beautiful flowers. She would smile when she saw the _______ shine down on them. In her front garden she planted flowers, _______. You could see red, white, and yellow flowers in it. My mom and I used to walk _______ them and enjoy their smells. Beautiful butterflies (蝴蝶) flew down on them. Grandma also cared for the wild flowers. She would send _______ and my brother out to pick flowers and would then turn them into delicious wine (酒).
Grandma not only planted flowers in the gardens _______ also planted flowers in our hearts. Her delicious dinners made with love encouraged us. Her sweet smile always made us _______. Her hugs (拥抱) and kisses were the sunshine that kept our own love _______ day after day.
Take the time to plant a few flowers yourself today. Show your smiles, kindness and love. Plant your wishes, talents and pleasure. Make this ______ brighter and brighter with your sunshine.
1. A. plant B. water C. buy D. sell
2. A. who B. when C. how D. where
3. A. star B. sun C. rain D. wind
4. A. too B. either C. then D. though
5. A. at B. on C. with D. around
6. A. me B. you C. him D. her
7. A. and B. so C. but D. or
8. A. happy B. hungry C. tired D. angry
9. A. sleeping B. growing C. standing D. losing
10. A. house B. town C. city D. world
---Mrs. Black, I’m afraid that I’ll fail the exam.
---________, dear! Take it easy. I’m sure you’ll pass it.
A. Sorry to hear that B. Come on
C. All right D. Good job
---Do you know ________?
---Let me see. I remember it was on March 18th.
A. why did they move here B. why they moved here
C. when did they move here D. when they moved here
Don’t worry. Bill will help you look after your dog when you ________ away on business.
A. are B. were C. will be D. have been
---You play the piano so well. ________ do you take piano lessons?
---I go to piano lessons twice a week.
A. How long B. How many C. How often D. How much
---I think it’s necessary to learn how to work in groups.
---I quite agree. Sometimes it’s even ________ than grades.
A. less important
B. more important
C. the least important
D. the most important