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Arriving late to class

Listen to the conversation between two students to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


It depends what it is a class. When this is a small class then (if it's possible of course) I ask the teacher or colleague, but if it's a lecture I usually do the same things what a boy from the conversation I mean I ask a person who sit over me.

I usually ask directly to the teacher. Mainly becuase it's the easiest thing to do in the long term. After reading some posts in this discussion I notice that many people prefer to ask to friends or searching on the internet, but for me is extra work that need time, so by asking to the theacher I settle doubts once and for all. Also for people who says that they're shy it can be a great opportunity for improving their social skills! The teachers are usually friendly and if you ask them in a kind way they'll probably help you. Don't worry and the next time, if you have a doubt ask that question don't remain in silence!

When i don't anything during the lecture i raise my hand and request the teacher to repeat it . If not, then i will summarize the teacher words or ask from my friend

I try to ask for repeat from teacher.

Well rather than asking from a fellow student I would like to ask from the teacher itself. Maybe he/she could explain to me in a better or another way.

When I don't understand something, I may ask my partner in the class, or try to find useful information in the books or on the Internet.

Maybe, I asked my classmate like this boy, however, I asked very slowly and I could ask a little question

uummmh, I guess , I would do what the boy did.

When i don´t understand something in class, I usually search it on internet. That´s because I´m a little bit shy and I would feel awkward if I interrupted the lesson, and because when you ask the teachers they normally take a long time to answer the question, so in that case, Google is faster.
Cheers from Madrid.

i always ask my friend ,then she tells me that she didn't understand too after this we both start laughing :)