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 Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 00:59

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I am studying English in Adult Education Service Center in Dublin. In this difficult time on account of corona virus, our class is held online and is given us a lot of assignments. I’m so enthusiastic and I do all of them as soon as possible. Reading and answering questions are my favorite skills.

Submitted by Nhungggg on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 08:03

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Of course!!! I’ve a lot of homework. It’s terrible when i comeback my university. I like online homework because i can do it everywhere by my phone. It’s very simple, quickly and convenience.
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Submitted by Bignon on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 16:43

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No I don't have a lot of homework

Submitted by nguyenthihoanb0510 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 13:46

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in the mean time, i can't go to school, so my teachers give me a lot of homework to practise. I'd like to design a presentation, it's my idea and I need to good at knowledge to make it. after that I send it to my teachers, who will read and mark it.

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 16:48

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Yes,I have a lot of homework.I like writing a history report or finding out history.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 23:17

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Yes, I have a lot of homework, I don't like it but it's good in times of cov19
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 22:16

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Yes, I does. I do like research reading homework.

Submitted by NicollGonz13 on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 18:03

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Every day I have a new challenge with instructions to improve my knowledge, it is very good because I learn a lot.

Submitted by NicollGonz13 on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 18:01

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Yes, I really have a lot of homework but I like it because I improve my English on days and learn new words.