12. Talking to Professor about Being Absent


A: Excuse me, Professor. I am going to miss next week's class.

B: Is this something that you could schedule for another time?

A: No, I have to do this; it's important!

B: Have you arranged for someone to take notes for you?

A: I've made arrangements with a friend to help me.

B: You know that I only allow one absence per semester, don't you?

A: Yes, I know.

B: Write down your name and the date on a piece of paper and give it to me.

A: OK, I can do that.

B: Well, have a good day off from class.


A: Professor, I will not be here for our next class meeting.

B: Is this absolutely necessary?

A: I tried to work something out, but I really do have to miss one class.

B: Will you be able to make up the work you missed?

A: I'm going to be doing a lot of extra reading.

B: Remember that I will only let you miss one class meeting per semester.

A: Yes, I remember.

B: Could you e-mail me this week as a reminder?

A: Sure, no problem.

B: Make good use of that day off; you'll only have one this semester!


A: I have to miss school next week.

B: Isn't there some way you could work your schedule out to be here?

A: Unfortunately, this is what I have to do.

B: How are you going to catch up?

A: I've got it all covered.

B: If you miss this class, you will have used up your quota for the semester.

A: Don't worry, this will be the last class I miss.

B: Make sure to remind me right before you are absent.

A: I'll remember.

B: Enjoy your day off and don't forget to study!

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