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 Marusja on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 08:17


When I didn’t understand something in class I made a note about it and asked my classmates or friends to explain it after classes. But if they didn’t get it too I was looking for an answer to my question on the Internet. But before I graduated, I had never looked for answers on YouTube. I thought that it was an entertainment platform. Recently I found out that it’s is possible to find a lot of useful information on YouTube. I wish I'd realized that sooner.

Submitted by Raho on Thu, 02/11/2023 - 06:55


i ask my friends to help me out if they understand also i try to search more details in YouTube

Submitted by pikanov on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 08:28


During the pandemic, we learn in online classes. I love it because when I have any distractions or don't understand the lecture, I replay the recording or ask the question to the lecturer,

Submitted by Hibazerhouni on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 12:35


When I don't understand something during the class I automatically start asking questions about it because it's my right to make all thing clear to me. And I ask my friends and sometimes when I came back home I try to look for it on Youtube and others platforms.


Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 19:09


If it's possible to ask questions in class I do, when I don't understand something. If t's not I will try to learn material by myself after that.

Submitted by zizo2006 on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 15:17


If I don't understand something in the class. I will search for it in the book but if also I don't get it. I will tell the teacher to repeat it. sometimes the teacher's explanation isn't enough to convince me, so I research it myself.

Submitted by ALNABHAN on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 21:31


I usually rely on my personal study after returning home. When I do not understand I try to see that on Youtube or ask my friends.

Submitted by Nada99qa on Thu, 21/09/2023 - 20:41


i highlight the part that i didnt understand with red color to ask my friends about it. if we all didnt got it , we probably search about it in Youtube.

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Submitted by imlix08 on Thu, 14/09/2023 - 04:50


When I don't understand something in class, what I do is to ask questions to my classmates or my seatmates after the class so I can catch up and study the lesson at home.

Submitted by Abdenour on Mon, 04/09/2023 - 15:52


I Am a very shy person often I don't make noises and I don't came late at class but If I do I try to apologie to the profesor and ask him respectfully if he let me inter to the class