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 Olena999 on Thu, 20/06/2024 - 09:50


If I didn't get something It's better to ask in a break time your classmates or a lecturer, sometimes I'm this boy although. 

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Submitted by skibiditoileta… on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 07:04


wowowo this is such a skibidi lesson ahahahahaha

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 13/05/2024 - 04:38


When you don't understand something in class, what do you do?

If I do not comprehend something in class, I will wait until the end of the hour. After that, I ask my lecturer or my friends questions about which I am not clear.

Submitted by Shahd Abu Rajab on Sun, 21/04/2024 - 22:50



When I don't get the information, I either ask my classmate or wait until the end of the class and then ask the teacher to tell me what I have missed.


Submitted by Jim34 on Thu, 29/02/2024 - 16:48


When you don't understand something in class, what do you do? I try to listen carefully to see if I can catch something that helps me understand. If that doesn't work, after class, I ask my friends or classmates about the topic. I try not to disturb the class.  

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Thu, 08/02/2024 - 09:22


Usually I ask about what I dont understand.

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Submitted by on Mon, 29/01/2024 - 06:41


I do a sign near the notes I am writing on my notebook and during the break or at the end of the lecture I go to the teacher and I ask further explanation. If it's not clear again, I do some research on books at the university's library or on the internet. Sometimes, if the teacher likes interaction with their students, I raise my hand and wait the teacher call me to do my question. This practice is often helpful for other students who didn't get the same thing, as very often occurs.

Submitted by HarshalYadav on Mon, 29/01/2024 - 05:26


It was really good

Submitted by vsilva1973 on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 18:30


When I do not understand something in class, I search on the internet ;).

Submitted by vsilva1973 on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 18:23


I usually ask the teacher for help