TOEFL® Podcast #4
A Full Load of Classes
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Slow dialog: 1:04
Fast Dialog: 12:21
Professor: Well, Jessica, I think you should really take something less than a full load of classes this semester.
Student: But I was hoping to finish my minor by spring semester.
P: I understand that you want to finish up and get a job, but given your current GPA, I can’t recommend taking such a heavy load.
S: I see what you mean. Couldn’t I take an incomplete on some of the classes, then finish the work over the break?
P: It doesn’t quite work that way. You can’t plan on taking an incomplete in a class. If the professor finds out that was your intention all along, he’s likely to say no. Besides, you can’t possibly finish up all the work in a just a few weeks.
S: But if I don’t take 18 units this semester, I’m going to have to get a part-time job, since my financial aid is running out.
P: Well, let’s see if we can’t figure something out. Here, hand me your schedule of classes. Let me take a crack at it and see if I can find a good mix of classes for you to enroll in.
S: That would be great. I really do appreciate your help on this, professor.
M: It’s no problem. That’s what they pay me to do.