Mr.Brown was going away for a week.Before he left，he said to his son，“if anyone asks for me.
you can tell him that your father is away on business，and will be back in a week.then be sure to ask him to sit down for a cup of tea.”
“OK，Dad，”said his son.But he was afraid his son couldn’t remember this.he wrote these words down on a piece of paper and gave it to him.His son put it into his small pocket.took it out and looked at it every now and then.
Four days passed，but no one came to see his father.The boy thought that there was no man to come and that the piece of paper was of no more use for him，SO he burnt it that evening.
The next afternoon，someone knocked at the door.The boy opened it.A man was standing at the door and said，“Where is your father?”The boy put his hand into his pocket at once and looked for the piece of paper.He could not find it.He suddenly remembered he had burnt it，SO he shouted，“No more.”
The man was very surprised.He asked，“No more?I met your father last week.When did it happen?”
“Burnt yesterday evening.”
43.Mr.Brown told his son that__________.
A.he would be away from home for four days
B.he would be back in seven days
C.he would be back in a month
D.he liked a cup of tea
44.Mr Brown wrote the words down on__________.
C.a piece of paper
D.his son’s pocket
45.The man was very surprised because__________.
A.he thought the child’s father was dead
B.the child didn’t ask him to sit down
C.the child gave him a cup of tea
D.he couldn’t find that piece of paper
46.What was burnt?
A.The piece of paper.
One of the things to learn when studying a foreign language is to guess what will come next in a conversation.People do this all the time in their own language，so it is necessary to do this in a foreign language，too.Here are some examples.
1.“What’s the matter?”，“1 went to a party last night，so l…”
2.“I feel so tired these days.”“I think you’d better…”
3.“0f course.she never stops talking.She is one of the most…”
You can see from the above three examples that the context(上下文)helps a lot in
understanding what is being talked about.so“guessing”is very important in understanding English，especially spoken English.
47.From the context,we can see maybe the finished answer in EXAMPLE 1 is__________.
A.'...so I didn't have a good time.'
B.'...so I went to bed very late.'
C.'...So I felt unhappy.'
D.'...so I got up very early.'
48.Maybe the finished answer in EXAMPLE 2 is__________.
A.'I think you'd better have a good rest and take good care of yourself.'
B.'I think you'd better have something to drink.'
C.'I think you'd better get some help from your friends.'
D.'I think you'd better be more careful.'
49.Maybe the finished answer in EXAMPLE 3 is__________.
A.'...she is one of the most famous film stars.'
B.'...she is one of the most beautiful women.'
C.'...she is one of the most famous speakers.'
D.'...she is one of the most talkative women.'
50.From the passage we can infer(推断)that guessing is __________ when learning a foreign language.
A.the only way
B.more important in spoken English than in written English
C.more important than any other way
D.more important in written English than in spoken English