On Christmas Eve a few days ago, an English couple, the Hardens, got a very special call. It was only a 20-second call but it was very ___1___. The Hardens’ 15-year-old daughter has gone ___2___ six months before. On Christmas Eve she rang them. “I’m phoning to wish you a happy Christmas, ” she said, “I love you.”
Ronals and Edwine Harden were so ___3___ that they started a special telephone service（服务）called “Alive and Well”. The service helps ___4___ to get in touch with children who have run away from home.
Young people can phone “Alive and Well” and leave a message for their parents. The telephone are answered by answering machines. So ___5___ can speak to the child or make him return home. Parents of runaway children who are ___6___ eighteen can ask the police to bring their children home. So children do not want to tell their parents where they are. Through “Alive and Well” they can telephone their parents and they do not ___7___ about this or giving out their addresses.
The Hardens and their helpers ___8___ the telephone messages and connect（联系）the addresses given. About 30,000 British teenagers have left home and many of them are probably in ___9___. For only two pence（便士）they can go into a telephone coin box and call their parents. They can dial 5675339 and ___10___ a parent's worry: Is he dead or alive?
1. A. interesting B. important C. difficult D. exciting
2. A. away B. out C. back D. along
3. A. angry B. happy C. sad D. kind
4. A. teachers B. people C. parents D. friends
5. A. someone B. anyone C. everyone D. no one
6. A. at B. above C. over D. under
7. A. think B. worry C. talk D. hear
8. A. ask for B. listen to C. look up D. write down
9. A. Paris B. Tokyo C. London D. New York
10. A. stop B. make C. feel D. leave