I bought a jasmine plant for my office. When I bought it, I was told it would bloom(开花) and the sweet smell would fill my office. I had the plant for two months, and every day I looked at it, but there werent any flowers or pleasant smell. I was not happy, so I gave the plant to my friend Linda. One day, another friend Mary called and invited me to her office.
When I walked in, her jasmine flowers surprised me. I reached out to touch the flowers. Mary cut some and gave them to me. I couldnt help smelling them. Surrounded by the sweet smell of only a handful of these flowers, I suddenly understood something. Mary bought her plant the same time I did. It took a year for her jasmine to bloom. I was so impatient for mine to bloom; regretfully, I gave it away. In a way my life is like the jasmine plant. I need to be patient and let things happen. Last Sunday Linda told me that she was going abroad the next week. Before she left, she returned the plant to me. This time I am going to wait. I have learned that when we want something in our life, we have to be patient. I am slowly learning to have that patience to wait for my jasmine to bloom.
1. Before she gave the jasmine away, the writer had it for ________.
A. one day B. one year C . two weeks D. two months
2. When the writer saw Marys jasmine, she felt____________ .
A. unhappy B. peaceful
C. hopeful D. surprised
3. What has the writer learned from her experience?
A. Patience is needed in life.
B. Flowers can make life better.
C. Friendship is necessary for us.
D. Jasmine can be a wonderful plant.