新概念英语－听录音，并回答问题Why did the policeman ask the writer to come to the police station?
新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
It must have been about two in the morning when I returned home. I tried to wake up my wife by ringing the doorbell, but she was fast asleep, so I got a ladder from the shed in the garden, put it against the wall, and began climbing towards the bedroom window.
I was almost there when a sarcastic voice below said, 'I don't think the windows need cleaning at this time of the night.' I looked down and nearly fell off the ladder when I saw a policeman. I immediately regretted answering in the way I did, but I said, 'I enjoy cleaning windows at night.'
'So do I,' answered the policeman in the same tone. 'Excuse my interrupting you. I hate to interrupt a man when he's busy working, but would you mind coming with me to the station?'
'Well, I'd prefer to stay here,' I said. 'You see. I've forgotten my key.'
'Your what?' he called.
'My key,' I shouted.
Fortunately, the shouting woke up my wife who opened the window just as the policeman had started to climb towards me.
新概念英语－单词和短语fast adv. 熟（睡）
ladder n. 梯子
shed n. 棚子
sarcastic adj. 讽刺的，讥笑的
tone n. 语气，腔调
我回到家时，肯定已是凌晨两点左右了。我按响了门铃， 试图唤醒我的妻子，但她睡得很熟。 于是，我从花园的小棚里搬来了一个梯子，把它靠在墙边， 开始向卧室的窗口爬去。
快要爬到窗口时， 下面一个人用讽刺的口吻说：“我看不必在夜里这个时候擦窗子吧。” 我向下面看去。当我看清是一个警察时， 差一点儿从梯子上掉下去。我回答了他的话， 但马上又后悔不该那样说，我是这样说的：“我喜欢在夜里擦窗子。”