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Talking to a teacher - English learning video

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Introduction

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In this lesson, we are going to learn what to say when talking to a teacher.

Not done home assignment

Student: Excuse me professor, I am sorry I don’t have my homework today.

Professor: You usually turn in your homework in time. What happened this time?

Student: I wasn’t feeling well

Professor: Well. What happened to you?

Student: I had a terrible headache.

Professor: How are you feeling now?

Student: It’s much better. I will do yesterday’s homework along with today’s.

Professor: Okay. Take care.

Submitting assignment

Student: Professor, can I submit my assignment today?

Professor: Today? But there are 5 days left to the deadline.

Student: I know, but I’ve already finished it.

Professor: Hmmm... Is that so? Did you check it for errors?

Student: Well no... Not really.

Professor: Why don’t you read it once more then and see if there are any errors. Submit the assignment tomorrow if it’s fine.

Student: Thanks. I will do that professor.

Getting assignment

Professor: This week’s assignment is a 1500 word essay on the economic situation.

Student: Professor, can we use illustrations in the essay?

Professor: Well, that’s an unusual request. I suggest you only use words.

Student: Okay. No problems.

Professor: Remember, you’ll be graded for the essay in your internal review.

Student: Sure. I will do my best to prepare a great essay.

Asking for special classes

Student: Good morning professor. May I come in?

Professor: Yes, good morning. How is your football practice going?

Student: There is a problem as my mother is not happy about my missing classes. She thinks my studies will suffer.

Professor: Well, in that case what do you propose to do?

Student: I am very eager to play this tournament. I wonder if I can take some extra classes after school to make up for the lost time?

Professor: Yes, it can be done. I can give you half an hour after school every day.

Student: Thank you so much. I appreciate this.


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