|(A) advice||(B) applause||(C) commenced||(D) destined|
|(E) determined||(F) enviously||(G) excitedly||(H) feet|
|(J) nervous||(K) participate||(M) persuasion||(N) shoulder|
Sarah saw a poster about a swimming competition. Although she was not a good swimmer, she decided to (1) ______________
in it. (2) ____________
, she ran to tell her friends about the race. Sarah's friends tried to tell her that all the best swimmers in town would be there but she did not heed their (3) _____________
. As Sarah was (4) _____________
to win the race, she practised swimming three hours every day.
Soon, the big day came. Sarah was beginning to get cold (5) _____________
about the race. She was so (6) ______________
that she plunged into the water too early. The judge asked the competitors to restart the race.
A moment later, the race (7) ____________
. Surprisingly, Sarah finished the race and came in second. She beamed with pride as her supporters gave her a round of (8) ______________
. It was an unforgettable day for Sarah.