- B) at
- D) most of
- C) taller
- C) inside
- D) told
- А) voyage
- А) looked
A Chinese Vase
When I was a child I loved visiting my grandmother. I thought her house was as beautiful as a palace. As I grew older the house and garden seemed smaller, but I still loved visiting the old lady. There were so many lovely things to look __at__ in the house.
I loved her paintings and the old clock, but __most_of__ all I loved a big Chinese vase which stood in the hall. It was __taller__ than me, and I couldn’t see __inside__ it. I walked round and round it looking at the beautiful ladies and the birds and flowers and trees, and Grandmother often __told__ me stories about these ladies. She said that her grandfather had brought the vase with him when he returned from a long __voyage__ to China.
We live in a modern house, and I’m afraid my husband and I often nag at the children. “Don’t make the new carpet dirty, Paul!” “Be careful with the new table, Philip!”
Before she died, Grandmother gave me the vase I loved so much. It __looked__ beautiful in our modern hall.
One day I came home from the shop. The boys met me at the door. “I’m as strong as George Bes, Mummy,” said Paul. “I got a goal and I broke the vase.” Philip tried to be more diplomatic than Paul, “It doesn’t really matter, does it? You told us it wasn’t new. You aren’t cross, are you?”