Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A ,B, C and D. Choose ONE answer that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
I recently went to a charity party. At the end of the visit our host told us that the following Mon-day was his birthday. He asked 16 , as a gift to him, we would do something kind for someone else on that day. I thought that was a terrible birthday 17.
The following Monday, I saw my neighbor, a new mother, in the garden with her baby. I went outside to say "hello" to her. During the talk, she told me, not in a complaining 18 but just as a matter of fact, about the sleeplessness and the challenges to get anything done with a baby followed by. I 19 the charity party host' s request and said, "Hey! Why don' t 20 watch your baby for an hour? I will just hang out with him here in the back garden 21 you go in and take an hour to yourself."
She was so surprised that she almost cried. "Are you 22 ? Would you be able to do that?"
"Of course ! " I said. "I' d be happy to !" An hour later she came outside with a smile on her face.
"I have 23 so much done !" she told me, and I told her that I had sung every kid' s song I knew and had a good time hanging out with the baby, too. And I was so happy to see her smiling like that.
It was one of the best 24 I' ve ever given, and it has given me the desire to ask the same 25 all my friends this year. I know it will make me feel great to know my friends are out there sharing their wisdom and time with people who can really use it.
16. A. that
17. A. plan
18. A. life
19. A. asked
20. A. I
21. A. or
22. A. serious
23. A. got
24. A. presents
25. A. for