Last spring, Michelle fell in love with kite-boarding, an adventure sport that combines surfing and sailing. So she got a kite-board, took some lessons, and a few months later, she was so 1
to drive out to the Banana River. There she met John, who offered to help her improve her 2
One day, John taught Michelle while his wife, Nancy, stayed behind on a Jet Ski. In that way, there would be 3 to bring back Michelle if she got into trouble. After John gave her some 4 , he took off. He’d sailed about three quarters of a mile 5 the river when he felt the wind blow 6 . According to his experience, he knew that the stronger the wind grew, the more 7 it would be for Michelle to control her board. Worried, he turned and started sailing back toward the two women.
Michelle had 8 decided to sail back to the beach. The wind was too strong for her to control the kite. She prepared to land her kite, 9 she didn’t have a chance. She was thrown over the water, even attached to the kite. Michelle 10 to free from the kite. But she failed.
Nancy was far away on the Jet Ski and couldn’t get to her 11 enough to help. By then, John had arrived and Michelle felt John lift her out of the water. As she held his arm, he tried to pull the handle but couldn’t 12 it. Then suddenly, John let go. At that point, Michelle was sure she would die if John 13 . But in fact, John had seen Nancy coming with her Jet Ski and he thought that he’d have a better chance of helping Michelle. He jumped onto the Jet Ski. As the kite fell down, with all his 14 , he jumped from the Jet Ski onto the kite and pulled it to the water. Finally, Michelle was saved.
This experience hasn’t stopped Michelle from 15 kite-boarding. “Life is fragile, but it’s meant to be enjoyed,” she says.
1.A.excited B.bored C.afraid D.patient
2.A.grades B.lives C.hobbies D.skills
3.A.anyone B.everyone C.no one D.someone
4.A.activities B.chances C.suggestions D.problems
5.A.on B.by C.opposite D.in
6.A.hard B.slowly C.softly D.quietly
7.A.challenging B.exciting C.valuable D.relaxing
8.A.always B.still C.already D.even
9.A.so B.and C.or D.but
10.A.offered B.tried C.refused D.managed
11.A.bravely B.carefully C.freely D.quickly
12.A.reach B.feel C.bring D.send
13.A.gave up B.hurried up C.stood up D.caught up
14.A.success B.strength C.care D.pleasure
15.A.remembering B.loving C.hating D.refusing