“I hate New Orleans! I wanna go home!” I 41 to my mother as we moved boxes. 42 , going home was not easy because my home was 1, 100 miles away.
I was born and 43 in northern Virginia. Virginia was my home, and I never expected that to 44 In 2014, my family experienced a tragedy (悲剧), so my parents decided to move to my mom’s hometown of New Orleans.
Only three months after my parents made the 45 to move, I found myself moving boxes into our new house. My announcement to my mother that I 46 the new environment was partly motivated by how hot it was, but it was mostly due to the fact that I felt like my entire life had been turned upside down. 1,100 miles away from everyone and everything I had ever known, I was 47 . To make matters worse, I was starting high school in two weeks. Beginning high school is a scary 48 on its own.
I spent my first few months in New Orleans, 49 wanting to go home to Virginia. But after a few months of missing home, I 50 that I had a choice. I could continue thinking about how much I missed my old home, 51 I could start trying to build a new home right here. I chose the latter.
As soon as I stopped giving all my 52 to how much I missed Virginia, I was able to begin accepting the love that people were already giving me. I joined some clubs at school, which gave me the chance to make friends. My neighbor taught me how to cook some New Orleans food, and I found a wonderful 53 of fellow cooks and neighbors. Overall, I seized every possible opportunity to 54 myself and to rebuild my life.
Because of my resilience (复原力) in creating a new home for myself and the 55 that people have shown to me, home is right here.
41．A．announced B．replied C．turned D．pointed
42．A．Therefore B．Instead C．However D．Besides
43．A．trained B．raised C．promoted D．fed
44．A．develop B．continue C．exist D．change
45．A．command B．suggestion C．excuse D．decision
46．A．preferred B．missed C．hate D．imagined
47．A．surprised B．frightened C．delighted D．relieved
48．A．performance B．region C．presentation D．experience
49．A．partly B．badly C．slightly D．hardly
50．A．realized B．remembered C．observed D．complained
51．A．and B．but C．or D．so
52．A．attention B．patience C．trust D．confidence
53．A．generation B．community C．race D．school
54．A．teach B．accept C．judge D．better
55．A．belief B．freedom C．love D．interest