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.
I ask my friends for I can't understand it. Then, I ask my teacher about it and If I don't understand again , I search it on net
Several times, I have faced such a situation that I did not understand enough well. I have followed the same follow-up question as in the listening. Commonly, asked classmates about the topics, if I did not catch them. Even though, I set with my classmate, and try to get the missed topic from him.
Whether I find some topics or lessons that I do not get in class, I usually take note of the uncomprehending points, and for ask explanations and examples about them later from the professor. Thereby, I do not interfere right away with the teacher's speech. It is most likely that followed by the lesson or speech the professor offers a question round which will allow us to have the opportunity to express our concerns, besides the class will go on more fluently.
I will write down notes in my notebook and try to connect the next idea because the ideas in a whole lesson will be connected to one another. If I still don't get it, I will ask my seatmate. I try to avoid asking the teacher right in the lesson in spite of their willingness to answer my questions as it will interrupt others.
Thanks for your reading.
I always ask the teacher to explain it again. I used to be very shy to ask teacher for explaining the subject one more time. But in time, I realized that I won't understand the subject perfectly, if I don't ask again.
I just stay quiet.
i usually lose attention but I try to connect the next idea
Hi team, I have a question to ask on task 1 q5. The boy thought this class was about the French Revolution. Why is the answer false and not true? I understand he thought about SEO in American Revolution? Please advise. Thanks
Student 1 has gone to the wrong classroom. He thought he entered a class on early American history (a time period which includes the American Revolution), but actually he joined a class on digital marketing (or some other similar course) that deals with digital marketing. The man didn't think it was a class about the French Revolution at any time, so that statement is false.
Does that make sense?
All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team
Hi Kirk, thanks very much for your explanation. It makes sense now. Really appreciate your kind explanation.