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 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.

Submitted by student_w on Sun, 22/01/2023 - 18:10


Yes, I do. In general, I have many homework, especially in October and March. Inevitably, when school starts after summer holiday or after Christmas holiday, teachers after one month assign us several assignments so that we can train you on the subjects taught at the school recently. In addition, they are necessary to prepare us for our exams at the end of the semester.

Submitted by Eman Samir on Sat, 19/11/2022 - 11:25


Do you have a lot of homework? What kind of homework do you like?
I have finished school since a long time but when I was at, I liked algebra, chemistry, and English homework.