I can still remember when I met my best friend．She had just moved into the neighborhood and her grandmother brought her down to 1 me．I hid behind my motherland she hid behind her grandmother， 3 to look at each other．Soon we lost the 2 and started playing with each other．
In the 7th grade，I first lost touch with her．She was 4 family problems and I deserted her to be with the because they knew she had 5 people．None of my new friends liked her as much as I did because they knew she had 6 ．However，every summer we could always sit at each other’s house and watch soap operas，and talk about all the boys we liked．
It was last year when I noticed the problem．I guess I was too devoted in high school to 7 she needed someone there for her．Anyway，she made a new best friend and so did I．Then 1 didn’t know why，but she started cutting herself!
She then was diagnosed（诊断）with clinical depression．At first，1 was very 8 ，but we still stayed in 9 ．I wanted to be there for her since her new best friend basically 10 her and people were calling her 11 ．
Yesterday she came to me and said：“I never knew what a best friend was until you were the only person that would stop me cutting．I 12 you so much，and you didn’t even know you were 13 me．”
We both cried．And I guess a kind of 14 from my life so far is never to give up on your friends．Even if they aren’t as cool as others，or people think they are crazy，they need someone there．If you desert them，you will only be 15 yourself.
1．A．follow B．meet C．join D．support
2．A．scared B．annoyed C．worried D．delighted
3．A．temper B．interest C．confidence D．shyness
4．A．taking up B．getting through C．going through D．making up
5．A．happier B．cooler C．stronger D．cleverer
6．A．problems B．shortcomings C．partners D．disabilities
7．A．admit B．accept C．consider D．realize
8．A．calm B．considerate C．upset D．helpful
9．A．place B．touch C．control D．mood
10．A．confused B．bothered C．reminded D．deserted
11．A．crazy B．stubborn C．clumsy D．stupid
12．A．expect B．influence C．appreciate D．demand
13．A．urging B．blaming C．helping D．hurting
14．A．honour B．favour C．pleasure D．lesson
15．A．innocent B．successful C．guilty D．reliable
Anna pushed herself up from the bench and walked steadily with her walking sticks toward the office. As soon as she entered the room, she saw it. ___16______ blue umbrella was there, unopened, ___17______ a floor-to-ceiling window. ___18____（see） it so near, nearly within reach, Anna forgot herself and pointed to her possession.
“That is mine,” she said. “My son brought it to me from Paris and I want it back.”
The man had risen when she entered and he __19_______(remain) standing. He turned to look at the umbrella ___20______ she pointed. “Yes. I know the umbrella is from Paris,” he said, showing a mix of innocence and curiosity. “Actually, it ___21______(make) in Italy, but it’s sold in Paris. It’s not the one your son gave you. I bought it myself.”
Anna stared at him. Was he claiming that it was his own umbrella? She had run all the way to this office building from the shop __22______ her umbrella was stolen.
“My son gave ___23_____ to me,” Anna countered. “It means everything to me, because my son is __24______(die).”
As soon as she said them, Anna knew she had made a mistake. She had opened herself up to a stranger. He had no business knowing the most important fact of her life, a grief she kept private. __25_____ could anyone understand what her son’s death meant to her?