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 Haya1_ on Sun, 04/08/2019 - 20:53

Actually when I missed something I ask my teacher about at the end of the class, sometimes there are things that I missed them but I can got then and understand during the class It was very nice audio

Submitted by naser.z on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 06:28

I avoid listening to rest of the class.

Submitted by For dais on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:16

Hi ,firstly thank u British council.I want to speak English fluently like native Britishers . I love this language. I hope it will be comes true my dream.

Submitted by mohshu on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:12

Hello, Where is the PDF file for this lesson? Regards
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:15

In reply to by mohshu


Hello mohshu

I'm afraid we haven't finished creating it yet, but it is on our to-do list. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Kinza123 on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 16:37

It feels really good when your teacher explains terms in detail about which you don't have any or few information before asking the question yourself. But obviously most of the time we have to search it by ourselves after we study the topic again

Submitted by maria.khazaee on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 14:13

when I am confused about my understanding on every classes,i prefer not to ask any question,instead i search it by myself after class and if i do't realize it even after my attempts,I will ask it on the next class!
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Submitted by AL-Mustafa on Sat, 25/05/2019 - 12:18

Actually it very funny , i liked it .

Submitted by Nishu Verma on Mon, 20/05/2019 - 03:53

I wait for my teacher to finish and then raise my hand to ask questions.