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In this lesson, we will see commonly mentioned topics during parent teacher meetings.
Peter: Mr. George. How’s my son Samuel doing in his studies?
Mr. George: Samuel is a brilliant student, Mr. Peter! Who guides him at home?
Peter: I hardly get time to assist him with his homework. My wife does help him though.
vMr. George: He’s always ahead of other students during class. As he is getting good guidance, I’m sure he will achieve great things.
Peter: Mr. George, I trust you and this institution to keep getting the best out of him.
Mr. George: We sure will, Mr. Peter.
Mr. George: Mrs. Miley, we must figure out what’s going on with your son.
Miley: Rick? Is he not doing well, Mr. George?
Mr. George: I’m afraid, he isn’t. I think he needs some serious guidance at home. Do you look after him personally?
Miley: Yes! I sure do. I always make him to do his homework!
Mr. George: The thing is he breaks into a fight with students every now and then. Some teachers even reported that he vandalised school property!
Miley: What?! Why on Earth would he do that?! I always gave him whatever he wanted.
Mr. George: Don’t take this the wrong way but perhaps you shouldn’t have, Mrs. Miley.
Miley: I’ll remember that, Mr. George. And I’ll talk to him. Please accept my apologies on his behalf.
Carla: Mrs. Justin, I went through my daughter Irin’s workbook the other day. It’s almost blank!
Mrs. Justin: Oh Irin?! But every time I look, she’s writing. How can that be?
Carla: There are only some funny sketches on it. Would you please keep a closer eye on her?
Mrs. Justin: This is a bit embarrassing. Please accept my sincere apologies. I will be more careful. And you know what? Irin always sits in the last row...
Carla: I think she’ll do better if you make her sit closer to you.
Mrs. Justin: That’s exactly what I was thinking! Don’t worry, from next class on, that’s what I’ll do.
Carla: I appreciate it. Thank you.
Mrs. Justin: Hello Peter! What brings you here today?
Peter: I came here today to thank you.
Mrs. Justin: Thank me? Why?
Peter: Samuel won the National Science model exhibition! He said he was under your guidance.
Mrs. Justin: Oh! That’s great news! It brings me nothing but joy!
Peter: Thank you very much Mrs. Justin!
Mrs. Justin: Being properly guided is important but it was all his idea. I just helped him creating the model. He is brilliant! You should take good care of him, Peter!
Peter: I do everything I can to help him.
Mrs. Justin: That makes two of us.