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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I think my level A2 so esay.. to me

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


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


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


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