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1. she was beside herself

2. There were travel restrictions and border closures because of the pandemic.

3.(i) deteriorate

(ii) exacerbate

(iii) frontline

(iv) toll

4. by making phone calls and video chats/letting her pour her heart and soul out (any 1)

5. (i) signal a desire for support or assistance

(ii) they allow us to share our concerns and frustrations safely

6. D

7. B

8. (i) NG

(ii) T

(iii) F

(iv) F

9. “Trust is so important because if you share your biggest worries and fears with the wrong people it can backfire.”