5. Talking about a Professor

1. Repeat

A: Could you tell me if you have ever taken a class from Dr. Miller?

B: Yes. Are you going to be taking a class from him?

A: Yes, but I have never taken his class before.

B: He is very interesting and challenging. Is that what you are looking for?

A: Yes, that's what I need.

B: He is really clear on what you need to learn to get a good grade. Are you willing to study hard?

A: Yes, I guess so.

B: What I really liked about him is that he was an understanding and friendly teacher. Do you enjoy that in a teacher?

A: Yes, I had a teacher like that before.

B: Did you know that he has 20 years teaching experience?

A: No, I didn't, but that could be a good thing.

B: Well, take a look at everything and figure out what is best for you. Good luck!

2. Repeat

A: Do you know anything about Dr. Miller's classes?

B: Yes. Are you in his class?

A: I'm thinking of taking his class next semester.

B: He really knew his stuff, but he graded hard. Would that be OK?

A: Yes, I really need someone who is really good.

B: I didn't find it overwhelming to earn a good grade if you work at it. Can you do that?

A: Maybe, but I'm not sure.

B: Man, this guy was so funny when he was teaching. I like that, don't you?

A: No, that stuff isn't important to me.

B: Did you know that he is a fairly new teacher and very current in his field?

A: I don't care about any of that.

B: We all are looking for different things in an instructor. I hope I've helped you.

3. Repeat

A: Would you talk to me about taking one of Dr. Miller's classes?

B: Yes. Have you ever been in one of his classes?

A: I'm thinking about taking his class next semester.

B: He was a very easy teacher. Are you thinking of taking a class with him?

A: I'm not sure because I really need to learn something, but I also worry about grades.

B: Grades are important, but don't you think that gaining the knowledge is important, too?

A: I really need to learn this stuff.

B: He made everything so interesting that the time just flew by. Do you know what I mean?

A: Yes, that sounds right for me.

B: Did you know that he came here last year after 10 years in the military?

A: Yeah, I already knew that. That could be a good thing.

B: I think you know that you have to make the best decision for you. Enjoy your year!

Practice the Conversations of This Topic with Mike