Arriving late to class

Listen to the conversation between two students to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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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Average: 3.1 (8 votes)
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Submitted by cassiamattos2013 on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 23:24

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When I don't understand something in class, about any topics, however, I know I need to ask a teacher about the subject, I really have shame, because I'm very shy. But how I need to do that, I always take courage and with my heart in my hand, I ask about my doubt, because I don't like to keep with some question about anything topics.

Submitted by Mattia Ciccarelli on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 16:34

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If I don't understand something, I ask to the teacher to repeat that
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Submitted by Ivy Yang on Sat, 12/09/2020 - 17:20

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If I have questions about the teachers' lectures, I will never ask them. In my opinion, teachers always make the problems worse =))) My classmates are helpful, they are willing to help me with those question whenever I need; so I often ask them for the answers
Yeah,that is mostly true.I really rally feel for you.Sometimes I ask about just small information which needs only 30 sec explaining and here we go you can not stop my teacher)))
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Submitted by danisep on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 21:29

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I am not the kind of person that makes a lot of questions in class, unless that topic is a lot important or interesting, I'd rather ask my partners or friends in class, I prefer those classes when the teacher explains the subject with stories and not in a typical way.

Submitted by katyatorres on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 02:53

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I usually feel frustrated because I couldn't understand everthing, however when the class finish I ask to some of my classmates about the things I didn´t understand and then they explain me everything. I finally do my own summary about the class.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 10:47

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Sometime I didn't understand some words that the teacher said cause of interrupting by someone or my less concentration. At these situation, I asked my colleague after the class.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Mon, 31/08/2020 - 07:49

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I think I would raise my hand and I would ask the teacher. But sometimes most students can hesitate or shame by asking.

Submitted by Danbraga on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 02:04

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If I don't get something said, I ask for saying that again. "Hey could you say that again please ?"