- C) travel
- B) arrived
- D) directed
- C) decided
- B) off
- A) among
- C) sight
Tracy was as excited as a child about her first trip abroad. Early in the morning, she stopped at a __travel__ agency and reserved a suite on the Signal Deck of the Queen Elizabeth II. The next three days she spent buying clothes and luggage.
On the morning of the sailing, Tracy hired a limousine to drive her to the pier. When she __arrived__ at Pier 90, where the Queen Elizabeth II was docked, it was crowded with photographers and television reporters, and for a moment Tracy was panic stricken. Then she realized they were interviewing the two men posturing at the foot of the gangplank. The members of the crew were helping the passengers with their luggage. On deck, a steward looked at Tracy’s ticket and __directed__ her to her stateroom. It was a lovely suite with a private terrace. It had been ridiculously expensive but Tracy __decided__ it was worth it.
She unpacked and then wandered along the corridor. In almost every cabin there were farewell parties going on, with laughter and champagne and conversation. She felt a sudden ache of loneliness. There was no one to see her __off__, no one for her to care about, and no one who cared about her. She was sailing into a completely unknown future.
Suddenly she felt the huge ship shudder as the tugs started to pull it out of the harbor, and she stood __among__ the passengers on the boat deck, watching the Statue of Liberty slide out of __sight__, and then she went exploring.