Missing a class

Listen to a student explain why she can't come to class to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

Student: Excuse me, Ms Henderson?

Teacher: Yes, Diana. How can I help you?

Student: I'm sorry, but I can't come to class next Wednesday. I have a doctor's appointment.

Teacher: OK. Thanks for letting me know.

Student: Is there anything to do at home?

Teacher: Let me just check my notebook. OK, first of all … you need to read chapters 17, 19 and 20 in the book. There are also some articles and a video to watch – those are online. I'll post the links online in the usual place.

Student: Chapters 17 to 20.

Teacher: Yes, except chapter 18. Chapters 17, 19 and 20.

Student: Ah, OK. Um ... is there a deadline?

Teacher: Yes, this Friday. But there's something else. I was going to give you all a practice test.

Student: A practice test?

Teacher: Yes, to help people prepare for the mid-term exam.

Student: Ah. All right.

Teacher: Don't worry, I can send you the practice test by email on Wednesday. Can you send it to me before Friday?

Student: Sure, no problem.

Teacher: And don't forget to bring a certificate from the doctor to the office.

Student: Thanks, Ms Henderson! I'll do that.

Teacher: You're welcome, Diana. Take care.

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Submitted by ademyonet on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 14:45

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I have got a lot of homework if I say that it be lie. Because I don't make homework, I give other homework. Because I teach others and my students. This is very good, is this?

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 06:06

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Recently i have had some exercise and one deadline. I think i don't like this ex but i quite interested in this deadline because i am learning online and my presentation is presented online that makes me feel more comfortable and more confident..

Submitted by Eswar on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:25

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Yes i have a lot of home work to creating the ideas to develop the Games in mobile phone.these kind of homework i will do apparently.

Submitted by Station on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 12:06

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I don't do homework from school because, in my opinion, it's a waste of time, but I do daily homework. It includes listening, speaking and reading. I do my reading and listening homework on this website besides I do my programming lessons online.

Submitted by Van Duc Nguyen on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 04:07

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no much. the kind of homework i like is research any chapter, specialty theology and philosophy.... i also priority learning english

Submitted by shahhoseini on Wed, 29/01/2020 - 13:16

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I have managed my time to learn English with your website and for this reason, have to do homework three days a week. I do this homework in the four skills IELTS include listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 14:51

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i have finished my study last July, so i don't attend school or university now. I am attending some courses: english course and informatic course. I can organize my study and i don't have any deadline, so i can study when i want and when i have some free time. I studied art ,both in school and university. So i prefer homework about art, manuality and practise.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sun, 19/01/2020 - 22:12

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I don't have homework from school because I finished my education, but I do homework related to every day. I make it oneself, I go swim and learn english so my homework concern these practises.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 12:03

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Yes, I have a lot of homeworks. For the moment I have free from my work and therefor I use many hours a day to improve my English. Mostly I like homeworks like listening and repeat the textes loud to myself. I think that this kind of practising helps med a lot.