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.


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 vuhoap on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 00:55


No, I am no longer a student. However, when I was a student, I also had a lot of homework. That is the school's subject homework such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, ... Among them, I like the most mathematics and chemistry because these subjects all have clear formulas.

Submitted by Thais Gomes Ribeiro on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 18:02


Yes, I have a lot of homework, I like all of them, but I have some difficulties in doing they in a short time.

Submitted by Himei on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 06:52


Yes, I have many homework to do. My favorite kind of homework is speaking, listening to English practices, and the exercises to calculate.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 06:39


Yes, I have a lots of homework. I'm happy to this. Because I'm busy to doing that.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 05:57

Yes, when I was in highschool I do lot of homework of different subjects. In this time I am in graduation so I don't have any homework. But I read book daily about subject.

Submitted by In on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 01:31

yes, I do. I do homework to prepare me to give de IELT test in the 2nd semester.

Submitted by vespinosa10 on Sat, 27/02/2021 - 18:54

now I don't have because I'm on vacation. but when I have a lot of homework and I like the story homework

Submitted by GabrielaE on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 14:48

I have a lot of homework because I'm in the finals test of the university. Indeed, this part of the career needs more concentration and more responsability. But I have to say, I really love doing homework from college as it is for my future. Also, love doing english homeworks because I feel I'm learning more everyday. I hated doing homework when I was in the high school because It was like something obliged, so I always made it with out effort, but I was a really good student. I was the best calification of all my promotion. Right now, that I am in studiying something that I like, I do it with out doubt.

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 19:19

i like the difficult exciting homework

Submitted by fariba on Sat, 06/02/2021 - 08:48

when i was in high school, i have many assignments.