- B) looking
- B) returning
- D) fell
- C) allowing
- B) obligation
- A) regarded
- C) over
The holiday time was approaching. Harry hadn’t been __looking__ forward to the holidays; not just because he wondered if he’d ever see his friend Giles again, but also because it meant __returning__ to No. 27 Ashton Road. He would have to share a room with his uncle, Stan.
Harry’s days at Ashton Road __fell__ into a well-ordered routine: up at five, one slice of toast for breakfast, report to Mr. Deakins at the newsagent’s by six, stack the papers in the correct order, then deliver them. The whole exercise took about two hours, __allowing__ him to be back home in time for a cup of tea with Mum before she went off to work. At around eight-thirty Harry would set off for the library, where he would meet up with his best friend, Billy. Billy was always sitting on the top step waiting patiently for him.
In the afternoon, Harry would report for choir practice, as part of his __obligation__ to St Bede’s. He never __regarded__ it as such because he enjoyed singing so much.
In fact, he often prayed, “Please, God, when my voice breaks, let me be a tenor and I’ll never ask for anything else.”
After spending the evening going __over__ old exam papers, Harry would climb into bed around ten. He quickly fell asleep because he felt tired at the end of the day.