Veronica loved autumn. It was her favourite season. There were many good things about it. She loved the smells, the changing ___LEAVES___, and the cool breezes. There ___WERE___ also apple pies, apple doughnuts and pumpkin pies. For Veronica, pumpkin pies were the ___BEST___, especially when her mother cooked them. Veronica had never tried to make a pie ___HERSELF___, but she knew how, as she had seen how her mother made it many times. One day, on her way from school, Veronica ___BOUGHT___ a pumpkin and decided to cook it. She tried to do everything the same way her mother usually did. Veronica was in the kitchen and ___DID_NOT _HEAR___ the doorbell. Her mother had to use her key to enter the house. “Who ___IS_MAKING___ a pie?” her mother asked. “I can smell it. How soon is it going to be ready? I’m very hungry.” When the pie was ready, Veronica put it on the table. The pie looked nice: it ___WAS_DECORATED___ with nuts and coloured sugar. Veronica’s mother had a large piece. She smiled and said that she ___LIKED___ it very much.