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 azharbgskr on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 12:17


I will ask my friends after class, and try to understand the rest.

Submitted by vuhoap on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 13:30


When I don't understand something in class, I always mark the parts that I missed and try to get it. If not yet, I'll ask my classmate who is next to me, or ask for help from my teacher directly.

Submitted by ceehinh on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 06:13


When I don't understand something in class, i think i ask some close friend and i often record something that i find it difficult to understand to review when i come back home.

Submitted by erisyadianaa on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 04:12


not too easy but okay <3

Submitted by Farhan Halim on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 04:06


I need to listening many times to get the answer because I am slow to catch up.

Submitted by saifuddin hakimi on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 03:53


I don't understand some of the word but it was a great task to do.

Submitted by DrQuirky on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 03:49


I will raise my hand, call my lecturer and say sorry. Then, i will ask the thing i don't understand to make it clear.

Submitted by Amer Ha on Fri, 22/10/2021 - 04:11


I just wait some minutes to try to catch the teacher. And then if I still understand, I'd ask my friend who's next to me

Submitted by siddhuk on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 10:56


If I have any doubt about a concept, I ask my course teacher about my doubts. He makes it clear for me.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 12:46


When I don't understand topic in class, end of the class I ask teacher about this. I go to Home and search about this.