Amy didn’t have any friends and felt sad. All the girls in her class were __16__ with a best friend or in groups, and she always felt left out. So, Amy just walked around __17__ instead of playing with anyone. She wanted to seesaw（跷跷板）, __18__ that is something you need to do with a friend. Also, she liked to swing（荡秋千）and __19__ someone would push her to get her started.
One day, the teacher, Mrs Gibbs, walked up and put __20__ arm around Amy, “What’s the matter, Amy? Why don’t you __21__ with other children?” She asked kindly.
Amy replied, “Everyone has a __22__ except me. I don’t have anyone.” Mrs Gibbs smiled and said, “Amy, the __23__ to get a friend is to be a friend.” Amy asked, “How do I do that?”
Mrs Gibbs answered, “__24__ around the playground. There are three classes of third graders out here during this break time. __25__ someone who is alone and then go to ask them to play.” Amy said she would think about it, but she was __26__ she would be refused. She wasn't sure she could do it.
The next day, Amy noticed a dark-haired girl all alone on the playground. She worked up her __27__ and walked to the girl. “Hi! My name is Amy. Do you want to play with me?”
“Okay,” the girl said shyly. As they took turns pushing each other on the __28__, Amy found out that the girl's name was Ming. Her family had just moved from japan and she also __29__ a friend.
“Want to seesaw?” Amy asked. Ming smiled and nodded. Paired up with each other, they played so __30__.
Amy finally had a friend!
16. A. broke up B. come up C. built up D. paired up
17. A. alone B. again C. gladly D. quickly
18. A. and B. so C. but D. because
19. A. decided B. wished C. explained D. suggested
20. A. my B. your C. his D. her
21. A. write B. study C. agree D. play
22. A. friend B. classmate C. sister D. parent
23. A. plan B. way C. lesson D. reason
24. A. Turn B. Look C. Jump D. Sit
25. A. Stop B. Hide C. Find D. Lead
26. A. afraid B. proud C. pleased D. surprised
27. A. interest B. skill C. courage D. attention
28. A. seesaw B. chair C. swing D. bike
29. A. needed B. chose C. shared D. trusted
30. A. carefully B. quietly C. simply D. happily
16. D. paired up
17. A. alone
18. C. but
19. B. wished
20. D. her
21. D. play
和… 一起玩 play with
22. A. friend
23. B. way
24. B. Look
Look around the playground看看操场上
25. C. Find
26. A. afraid
27. C. courage
28. C. swing
29. A. needed
30. D. happily
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