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.

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 benginnn on Tue, 09/07/2024 - 17:43

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No I dont have any homework because we are in summer and my school was closed. But I study English for improve my english in this summer. Sure I am going to study my school lessons. 
Actually I dont like  do homework.

Submitted by KelvinDo on Wed, 03/07/2024 - 04:31

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Do you have a lot of homework? What kind of homework do you like?

I don't have a lot of homework now because of this time of summer.   

I often like writing homework because it helps me think about vocabulary when writing, I also practice speaking when I finish a part of my writing. It helps me remember the vocabulary and review the vocabulary i have learned.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 16/05/2024 - 07:41

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Yes, I have a lot of homework to finish on a daily basis, but I am trying to finish it at University because when I return home, I am very tired and cannot do any task, so I try to finish all my work before going home. Our instructor assigns the homework, and sometimes, when I learn new skills, like English Language, this is also a part of the homework.

Submitted by Skala on Wed, 27/03/2024 - 23:20

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1.Do you have a lot of homework?

I'm studing in university (computer sience) and I have much homework, but I have more concepts for my brain that i need to understand understand becouse there isn't enough time in class for me to grasp them. That's is why,  I must study at home and practice more.

2.What kind of homework do you like?

I prefer to do my homework online, especially in video and reading formats, because my brain grasps all information better then in class

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Submitted by Stellayennipham on Sat, 16/03/2024 - 15:15

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Do you have a lot of homework? 

As a college student, many of the lecturers don't assign me any homework but I still set me homework since I want to be good at some subjects. 

What kind of homework do you like?

I think I love assignment in form of video, I mean, a homework video. Because I think I can absorb information easier when I watch videos.

Submitted by Jim34 on Thu, 01/02/2024 - 16:28

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Do you have a lot of homework? What kind of homework do you like? Yes, I usually have a lot of homework. I like doing homework on all subjects, except for math, because I'm not good at it and I always have problems with that subject.

Submitted by Aliano on Thu, 04/01/2024 - 02:19

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I think my level A2 so esay.. to me

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Sat, 30/12/2023 - 09:33

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No,I dont have a lot of homework.I like to do creative homework,because I develop my imagination.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 04:59

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After office hours, I went back to my and finished my homework, such as cleaning my house, tidying up my children's toys, and raising my child.

Submitted by kenan.zero on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 17:03

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I have a lot of homework to do almost every day. I like to practice math, but I do not like to learn history.