Missing a class

Listen to a student explain why she can't come to class to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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

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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

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i like the difficult exciting homework

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

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

Submitted by IrinAristova on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 11:52

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When I was a student, I had a lot of homework. I didn't like doing a homework because I didn't like the subjects in my college.

Submitted by Minh on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 19:24

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Well, to tell the truth I'm not a student, so I haven't had the homework from the teacher yet. However, I'm learning English now, therefore I have a number of exercises to finished everyday. That's why I give me the plan for studying Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. It's not only important for me, but also useful for people learning English. If I have a partner, we will study and discuss together about all lessons.
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Submitted by lean on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 10:59

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Hello I think there is mistake in a transcript and convesation too. "Teacher: Don't worry, I can send you the practice test by email on Wednesday. Can you send it to me before Friday?" What asks teacher from the student ? Resend back a practice test ? I think she asks from student send her the solved test. But that looks like resend back the same test.
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Submitted by Jonathan R on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 11:46

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Hi lean,

I see what you mean! You're right that the teacher is asking the student to send her the completed test. But actually, the word test can mean not only the set of questions, but also the student's answers too. The student's set of answers can also be called her test.

So, from the situation, we infer that the teacher wants the student to send the completed test, not just the set of questions.

Does that make sense?

Jonathan

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Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 04:34

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Yes, I had a lot of homework during school days. In this time I made two task daily on BC. I like homework in mathematics. Because my brother was help me.