What two interruptions did the writer have?
After breakfast, I sent the children to school and then I went to the shops. It waw still early when I returned home. The children were at school, my husband was at work and the house was quiet. So I decided to make some meat pies. In a short time I was busy mixing butter and flour and my hands were soon covered with sticky pastry. A exactly that moment, the telephone rang. Nothing could have been more annoying. I picked up the receiver between two sticky fingers and waw dismayed when I recognized the voice of Hellen Bates. It took me ten minutes to persuade her to ring back later. At last I hung up the receiver. What a mess! There war pastry on my fingers, on the telephone, and on the doorknobs. I had no sooner got back to the kitchen than the doorbell rang loud enough to wake the dead. This time it was the postman and he wanted me to sign for a registered letter!
New words and expressions 生词和短语
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 The children were at school,my husband was at work.孩子在上学，我丈夫在上班。
2 at exactly that moment,恰恰在此时。
3 I picked up the receiver between two sticky fingers.我用两个沾满面糊的手指捏起话筒。
4 ring back later,晚一点再来电话。
5 What a mess!真是糟糕透了，真狼狈。
6 I had no sooner got back to the kitchen than the doorbell rang loud enough to wake the dead.我刚回厨房，门铃又响起来了，响声足以把死人唤醒。
7 a registered letter,挂号信。