# Gap fills

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Eight-year-old Mhonbeni is a real hero. The girl ………1………. (go) to her grandmother’s home in Wokha district of Nagaland ………2…….. 28 January 2014 to spend her winter vacation. The next day, her grandmother ………3…….. (take) her to the Anunga River for fishing. The river ………..4…….. (be) about five kilometers away from their village.

While they were fishing, Mhoneni’s grandmother ………5…….. (start) feeling ill and ………6…….. (fall) into the river, unconscious. The water was about five and a half feet deep and the horrified girl ………7……… (make) a frantic effort to pull ………8…….. her grandmother. After several attempts, she ………9……… (manage) to pull her grandmother out of water. She then fearlessly ran back ………9……… the forest to get help from the villagers. Few eight year olds can do this. So, how did Mhonbeni ……….10………. (manage) to do this? Well, she ………11……… (love) her grandmother dearly and wanted to save her life ……….12…….. any cost. This gave her the courage to jump ……….13……… the water and pull her out.

Solution

Eight year old Mhonbeni is a real hero. The girl had gone to her grandmother’s home in Wokha district of Nagaland on 28 January 2014 to spend her winter vacation. The next day, her grandmother took her to the Anunga River for fishing. The river was about five kilometers away from their village.

While they were fishing, Mhonbeni’s grandmother started feeling ill and fell into the river, unconscious. The water was about five and a half feet deep and the horrified girl made a frantic effort to pull out her grandmother. After several attempts, she did manage to pull her grandmother out of water. She then fearlessly ran back through the forest to get help from the villagers. Few eight year olds can do this. So, how did Mhonbeni manage to do this? Well, she loved her grandmother dearly and wanted to save her life at any cost. This gave her the courage to jump into the water and pull her out.