Read the following paragraph and choose the best alternative to fill the blanks:
I don´t really enjoy cold weather. My first experience of heavy winter was when I was 9 years old and my family went to Canada. I was used to the kind of snow that falls back home, which turned into ____________with all people walking in it. Our winters meant a little bit of white ___________ in my garden. I´ve never experienced the ____________ and _____________. When the Earth ____________and the snow _____________away in spring, everything looks more amazing than ever.