We live in a fast-paced and anxiety-filled world that oftentimes seems to shift beneath our feet. Thus we are sometimes affected by fears or anxiety impacting our life. For as long as I could remember I had struggled with anxiety. After I left university, I made friends with a Moroccan woman at work. One day she invited me to_________her and her family back home. I wanted to, but I would have to travel there _________ and I knew we would be in a very rural area. How would I cope with my _________ ?
Then one day it _________ to me that I had a life to live. I could choose to let anxiety _________ me or I could go to Morocco and _________ something different. I was 23 years old and had never been out of the UK alone. The journey to Morocco _________ something inside me. I managed to cope with my anxiety. The sense of _________ was overwhelming（势不可挡的） and still to this day when I get afraid of going somewhere alone, I remember how_________it felt when I arrived in Morocco.
Upon arrival I was so _________ for the generous welcome I received. My friend’s family had arranged a welcome party. The people were so loving toward me. As a moment of _________ felt in a faraway village, this reminded me that I was “good enough”, which helped to_________ my anxiety.
Waking up the next day, in the morning light, I saw the area where we were. I was _________ by how rural it was – and the realization that these people had very few _________ .
In the days afterwards, I traveled around Morocco. We went to Marrakesh and _________ the Atlas mountains. We had the most amazing food – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
At the end of my _________something inside me had changed. I realized I had not felt anxious for nearly two weeks.
Experiencing a different culture far away from home helped me to realize what is important in life, what really _________, and with that my anxiety _________. When I returned home I was much more active in _________ my anxiety. Working with people, helping them_________ their anxiety, is how I can share the love I found in Morocco.
1.A. send B. help C. call D. visit
2.A. alone B. soon C. free D. safe
3.A. work B. curiosity C. homesickness D. worries
4.A. appeared B. hit C. struck D. occurred
5.A. impress B. control C. reach D. persuade
6.A. enjoy B. experience C. take D. experiment
7.A. changed B. moved C. supported D. impressed
8.A. achievement B. fear C. disappointment D. embarrassment
9.A. good B. ashamed C. afraid D. proud
10.A. sorry B. confused C. confident D. thankful
11.A. doubt B. luck C. love D. surprise
12.A. improve B. hold C. protect D. reduce
13.A. inspired B. moved C. pleased D. shocked
14.A. lands B. difficulties C. resources D. friends
15.A. discovered B. explored C. examined D. recognized
16.A. opportunity B. rush C. stay D. life
17.A. rules B. exists C. matters D. hurts
18.A. disappeared B. expanded C. remained D. removed
19.A. expressing B. challenging C. forgetting D. remembering
20.A. drop B. notice C. pass D. overcome
He seems to be giving the impression that he didn’t enjoy himself in Paris. ______, he has a wonderful time.
A. Above all B. What’s more
C. As a result D. On the contrary
Learn to ______ your knowledge with your experience, and you are sure to succeed.
A.join B. unit C. connect D. combine
If you don’t know what their shortcoming are, your chances of overcoming them are very ______.
A.slim B. brief C. distant D. obvious
After walking the whole day, I was almost ______, not feeling bad, though.
A.out of shape B. out of breath
C. out of control D. out of order
Now that you are a middle school student, you should learn to be _____ of your parents’ help.
A.energetic B. obvious C. independent D. religious