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 TAMER NAGY on Sun, 15/10/2023 - 06:52


Now as a father, i have to help my youngest daughter do her homework i try to be calm but many times i can't children always want to play it is very difficult to control them but when i think seriously of them and their homework i became compassionate towards them the subjects now are more difficult than before this generation really is oppressed

Submitted by dgspdr on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 16:27


Sometimes my teacher gives me homework. I like every kind of homework because I like English and I believe homework is a way to learn.
(comment written by my student Alexandre during class)

Submitted by taymor on Mon, 03/07/2023 - 22:07


Yes, I have a lot of home work. I like English home work.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Tue, 20/06/2023 - 11:03


I don't have any homework at all because I don't study anywhere already but sometimes I have some online courses where I need to make homework. I work as a coder so I like homework where I need to write a lot of code and solve tasks from the real world

Submitted by Valya20 on Mon, 10/04/2023 - 16:58


Yes, I do. Unfortunately, I have a lot of homework, because I'm a university student and we have a lot of assignments. I like English homework.

Submitted by Sliang on Tue, 21/03/2023 - 07:30


As a former student, I often had a lot of homework. Typically, I would receive 3 to 4 assignments per unit, and I had 4 units per trimester. I found that the workload was particularly heavy before mid-term and final term, especially when several assignments of different units were due on the same day.

Regarding the type of homework I prefer, I found that I enjoyed report-based assignments over thesis-based assignments. I find that critical thinking is a challenge for me, and report-style assignments allow me to focus more on summarizing and synthesizing information rather than developing an argument.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 14:19


Yes, I have a lot of homework , I like to homework English.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Tue, 07/02/2023 - 21:50


Yes, I have a lot of home work. I like English home work.

Submitted by lylarv on Tue, 07/02/2023 - 00:57


No at the moment, because i'm on vocation. I like pratically all subjects in my graduation, except Software Engineering.