Missing a class

Missing a class

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

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 shelly on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 07:49

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Finally I do not have to worry about my homework after graduation. I should be happy but I always thought of the moment when I was doing the ambiguous results for the maths homework. Now I take lesson online every day to study English, which is also a kind of homework after a long day working.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 12:09

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i don't have a lot of homework but when i have i just ignore them if there is no degrees for them

Submitted by SergeySSSS on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 06:00

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Recall me when I studying my childhood, our teacher gave us a lot of homework. Some times I had to cheating on my classmate homework because we love played games outside. Then we don't have any gadget like a phone or computer.

Submitted by sindhallb on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 19:14

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Ofcourse, I have lot of home work to do .I like to do some tasks which are creative where I need to do a lot of mental exercise

Submitted by Rinaa on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 23:40

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I don’t have any studies assignments. I finished my studies last year and the only commitment that I have now is to improve my English skills. Due to COVID, I can't attend any English classes in a private school, so I'm trying to learn on my own. I setting myself homework, every day to listen to stories, select unknown words, write essays, and to practice speaking part. That’s means I have a lot of homework to do every day with a regular schedule. I'm putting too much effort to be fluent in English, and this is my aim for the next year.

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

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All my wish today, apart from being a teacher is to master Perfect English as my mother tongue that's why I take seriously any training going in the direction of improving myself and British council offers me the opportunity to do it, I really appreciate these learning sites.

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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Thank to thé britishcouncil for this kind of support .we guinean english teachers are happy and Grateful about the job you are doing for us