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 joshnamep on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 17:05

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I am university student, that why I have many homework and assignments that I have to finish on time. I especially like going on a field trip and write a report. It helps us accumulate analytic and collecting skills.

Submitted by abudo93 on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 11:44

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I have a few homework, I like English language and and maths homework.

Submitted by Asni on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 22:53

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No, I'm not studying anymore so I don't have homeworks. When I was at university, I had a lot of homework assignments. The load of work was so huge that almost everybody ended up hating homeworks, not only me. However, I enjoyed my English homeworks. English didn't make part of my degree, that was an English course I took because it was offered by the university of Seville with a 50 percent discount for students and I wanted to take advantage of that opportunity.

Submitted by LarisaAlp on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 19:25

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I am a teacher at the university. I give some homework for my students. And during the pandemic of the korona virus, I teach online and I need to give more tasks. When I learn English myself I can't call it "homework". I don't have enough time to learn English. It's maybe from 30 minutes to 2 hours. But I try don't miss this deal, I learn English every day. I read and write better than listen and speak, that's why I like to read very much. But I understand that I must improve another skills.

Submitted by iisrimadanti20 on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 01:45

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No, I don't have a lot of homework but i have a thesis that is important to finished. I liked reviewing the literature and writing of my opinion in a paper.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 11:40

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I have studied English by myself, so I usually do my homework work as much as I can. I usually get up early in the morning. After having breakfast, I often start to work on English. I usually read some pages of a book which is written in the field of criminal law. Then I do practice of grammar book. Next, I read a lesson of America file 3. I usually browse through Internet, especially British Council site and i sometimes check my email or Facebook for news. Infact, we are in quarantine now, so I just practice or do homework during the day. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by amal.araia on Sat, 30/05/2020 - 01:59

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I don't have a lot at homework.

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 18:32

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Like every mother , has duties as well . There are quite a lot of homework to do . Among others cleaning , cooking , washing , ironing . However , I like cleaning the most , because I enjoy this job by including good music . So I combine duties with pleasure .

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 18:27

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To be honest , there are no festivals in my family . Only small performances related to the town where I come from . They are annual harvest festivities ending the summer . Then tohether with my mother , we prepare many delicious dishes , including traditional dishes - potato chop plus chicken soup . I can ' t forget dessert - cheesecake .

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 16:24

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yes I've a lot of homework, I prefer organic chemistry tasks