Arriving late to class

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.



Student 1: Sorry. Sorry, excuse me. I'm just … just coming to sit over here. Phew. Hey. How's it going? So, what have I missed?

Student 2: Nothing. He just started around five minutes ago.

Student 1: Did he say anything about the mid-term?

Student 2: What?

Student 1: About the mid-term tests. Did he say anything about when he was going to hand them back?

Student 2: He's almost finished marking them, he said. We get them next Tuesday.

Student 1: I'm sorry, I didn't catch that. When do we get them?

Student 2: Tuesday. Next Tuesday.

Student 1: OK. Got it. Sorry. What page are we meant to be on?

Student 2: Page 34.

Student 1: Page … 34. Oh, wait. I don't have my textbook. Can I … share with you? Wow. This is hard stuff.

Student 2: Mmm.

Student 1: What does SEO mean?

Student 2: What?

Student 1: SEO. This is all about SEO but he hasn't said what it means.

Student 2: Search engine optimisation. How to appear on internet searches.

Student 1: Internet searches. Right. Right. OK.

Student 2: He said what it meant.

Student 1: What?

Student 2: He explained it before you got here.

Student 1: Oh. Right. OK.

Student 2: Can you be quiet? I'm trying to listen to the lecture.

Student 1: So am I. Sorry. Sorry, one more question. What does this have to do with the American Revolution?

Student 2: What?

Student 1: I don't get it. Why is he talking about search engines in a course on the American Revolution?

Student 2: What are you talking about? This is a class on software engineering.

Student 1: You mean, it's not Early American History?

Student 2: You're in the wrong class.

Student 1: Oh, wow. Now it all makes sense. I'm so sorry.

Student 2: It's fine. 

Student 1: Here, I'll just … excuse me. I'm in the wrong class. Excuse me. Thanks. Sorry.  


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Submitted by liaben on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:18

In my case, I ask to the professor as soon as he/she let us to make questions.

Submitted by Demi on Thu, 25/04/2019 - 09:29

I ask to teachers or friends but I never ask while the teacher is explaining something.
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Submitted by Siberian on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 14:49

I am trying to catch the main sense of issue and sit quet :)

Submitted by gallo on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 16:43

I ask the correct answer as soon as I can. It´s very important for learning anything in class.
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Submitted by Vijay Singh on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 01:25

I think it is normal with a new topic. Sometimes, I was ask the teacher to clear the confusions and most of the time I thoroughly study the topic and clear my confusions.

Submitted by pulldog89 on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 21:49

i start to raise my hand and question the teacher or give my opinion when he asks of what i think if i am wrong the teacher says something to correct me then i learn through the mistake i made.
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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 14:51

I ask questions at the end of class.