Unit 4 Sharing grammar课时作业
Most people need to hear those "three little words"-I love you. Once in a while, they hear them just in time.
I met Connie on the day when she was 1 to the hospice ward (病房), where I worked as a volunteer. Her husband, Bill, stood 2 nearby as she was 3 from the gurney (轮床) to the hospital bed. 4 Connie was in the final stages of her fight against cancer, she was optimistic and cheerful. I finished 5 her name on all the hospital supplies she would be using.
Connie was a romantic. As we became 6 , she expressed how 7 it was to be married 32 years to a carpenter who often called her "a silly woman". "I'd give anything if he'd say 'I love you', but it's just not in his
8 ," she sighed.
Bill visited Connie every day. One day, over coffee in the cafeteria, I got him on the 9 of women and how we need 10 in our lives and how we love to get sentimental (富有情感的) cards and love letters.
"Do you tell Connie you love her?" I asked, and he looked at me 11 I was crazy."I don't have to," he said, "She knows I do!"
"I'm sure she knows," I said, reaching over and touching his 12 hands, "but she needs to hear it, Bill. She needs to hear what she has 13 to you all these years."
Two days later I walked down the hospice ward at noon. There stood Bill, leaning up against the 14 in the hallway, 15 at the floor. I already knew from the head nurse that Connie had died at 11 A.M. When Bill saw me, he 16 himself to come into my arms for a long time.
His face was wet with tears and he was 17 . Finally, he leaned back against the wall and took a deep breath.