II. Grammar and Vocabulary (20%)
Over the past sixteen years of my life, I have grown to be a very independent person. This can be both good and bad in the sense that I am able to do things (21)________ my own, yet at times struggle with taking advice from others. Sometimes, hearing what other people have to say can be one of the hardest things to do. However, getting advice from (22)________ cares about you can impact your life in great ways. Because of this, I began realizing that my mom’s guidance throughout my life has never steered me wrong. This is why I believe you (23)________ always listen to your mother.
This belief has not been easy (24)________ (realize). It has taken endless amounts of time in which I decided to go against what my mom had to say, and later discovered that she was right. I think we can all agree that (25)________ (admit) your mom was right is always a hard thing to do. But what else are you supposed to say (26)________ you are standing outside in the freezing cold, shaking because you did not wear that extra jacket you (27)________ (tell) to wear
When I was twelve years old, I had the experience of a lifetime. However, I would have missed out if it hadn’t been for my mom. She had been planning a trip to Turkey for work, (28)________ (offer) to bring my sister and me along with her. When I first heard about this opportu