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 Saamongo on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 17:09

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Submitted by Allate on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 21:12

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When I was a student, I used to like doing homework. Now as a teacher I give homework to my students. Sometimes my students complain because they think that they have a lot to do. In case I realise that they are too busy what I do is to give them more time to do their homework. I think that it is very important for students to have to do homework.

Submitted by SyllaAbc on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 11:02

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Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 05:50

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Currently, I have an online English course. It covers speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice through a variety of general interest topics. So I have to spend a lot of time reviewing my grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. This course has a lot of online homework assignments and I need to finish it by weekly deadline.

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 16:38

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When I was studenthood, I sometimes had homework assignments to do. Among them, I was interested in doing mathematics assignments. I think I love solving problems and working on solutions.
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Submitted by dariowins on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 17:19

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I really enjoy doing homework because it is something that I like, like to take care my daughter, study English by myself and doing things about cybersecurity. I think that, when you love something is very interesting to do homework about it. I like reading activities and then answer some test to demonstrate to me that I learn something new
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Submitted by Hennadii on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 16:59

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As I'm not at school or university anymore seems I don't have to do homework at all. Finally! )) But it isn't so. First of all, my older son is a schoolboy already so I need to stay informed about his homework. Does he have any problem with it? Or rather is he going to do his homework at all? This is our everyday fight with him. Second, I like to learn something new, so I study (mostly online) many different things. English, Polish, coding for example. That means I have a lot of homework almost every day.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 19:07

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I don't have homework, I'm not student anymore, but i love learning new things, so i do my own homework, like now, i am learning English.