Arriving late to class

Arriving late to class

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

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



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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Submitted by marcialopes on Sat, 26/08/2023 - 15:08


I definitely do not do what the guy did. I never interrupt the professor or disturb my classmates. Instead, I patiently wait for the professor to ask if anyone has any questions. If not, I usually discuss the topic with a friend and take notes after class.

Submitted by hannibete on Fri, 18/08/2023 - 15:00


When I don't understand something in the class, i'm not shy and ask again.

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Submitted by elifkglx on Mon, 26/06/2023 - 19:35


When i dont understand something class sometimes i ask the thing that i dont understand in the class during the lesson. And sometimes i ask it after the lesson.

Submitted by mroma on Sat, 17/06/2023 - 20:54


I'm too shy to ask my teachers about the things I didn't understand so I end up searching for answers by myself

Submitted by Augustus09 on Sun, 04/06/2023 - 06:22


I'm a difficult learner, I always tell myself that I have to understand anything at the moment or I'll understand upcoming knowledge even more difficultly. Therefore, if I don't understand something, I must ask classmates or my teacher until I understand.

Submitted by Hiba ana on Mon, 22/05/2023 - 10:59


if i didn't understand i will ask the lecturer for more explanations, and later we discuss the lesson with my colleagues.

Submitted by NoraHamdy on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 22:49


Sometimes i am very shy to ask..
Sometimes i have the strength to ask 😊

Submitted by Sliang on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 05:02


If I don't understand something in class, I usually start by trying to figure it out on my own through search online. If it's a simple question, I might ask a classmate. If it's more complex, I'll usually wait until after class to ask the lecturer, so as not to disrupt the flow of the class. If I still don't understand something after asking my classmates or the lecturer, I might send an email for further clarification to lecturer.

Submitted by Trang Luu on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 03:13


When I don't understand something in class I'll underline it and ask my teacher to explain more after finish the class if they are able to help.

Submitted by amaralbda on Thu, 26/01/2023 - 01:23


I prefer to arrive at the house to study the subject.