Talking to Professor about Leaving Early

Practice the Conversations of This Topic with Mike


1

A: Professor, I am going to need to leave class early today.
B: What is the problem?
A: I need to go to the airport to pick up a relative.
B: Are you planning on having someone take notes for you?
A: Yes, I've got that part covered.
B: When, exactly do you need to leave?
A: I don't need to leave until the very end of class.
B: Fine, but next time try and not have to miss class again.
A: Thanks, Professor. See you later!
B: See you later! Drive carefully.

2

A: Excuse me, Professor, I have a problem and need to leave class early.
B: Why do you have to leave early?
A: I am not feeling well.
B: Could you make it up by attending my other section this week?
A: Yes, it's all taken care of.
B: Are you leaving right away or can you stay for a few more minutes?
A: I can stay a few more minutes.
B: OK, but please make sure that you get all of your make-up work completed.
A: Thanks, Professor. I've got it covered!
B: Go do what you have to do, but make sure it doesn't happen again.

3

A: I am sorry, but I can't stay until the end of class.
B: Where do you need to be that is more important than school?
A: I have an appointment.
B: Do you have a plan to make up your missed work?
A: No, but I'll make sure someone helps me out this week with my missed work.
B: Are you going to go right away?
A: I am leaving right now.
B: All right, but please remember that it is your responsibility to catch up.
A: Thanks, Professor. I'll make sure everything gets taken care of.
B: Goodbye, and try not to miss any more school.

 


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