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Monday, March 20, 2006

TOEFL® Podcast #19

Office Hours

Script by Meropi Peponides

Audio Index:
Slow dialog: 1:08
Explanations: 3:16
Fast dialog: 10:50
Questions: 12:07

I was sitting in a lecture, waiting to get my test back. When I did get it back, I was shocked. My grade was a C-, even though I thought I had done really well. When I looked over the test to see what I got wrong, I couldn’t understand why I missed so many questions. I decided to talk to my professor about it after class.

Jack: Excuse me, Professor Meyers?

Prof. Meyers: Yes, did you have a question?

Jack: Well, there are a lot of questions that I missed on the test, but I can’t figure out why I got them wrong. I was wondering if you could explain them to me.

Prof. Meyers: Sure, I can go over them with you. The only problem is, I don’t have time right now, I have to get to another class. But could you come by my office hours later today?

Jack: Yeah, that would work. Where is your office located?

Prof. Meyers: It’s on the second floor of the Biology building. You pass by the lab, and there are a bunch of professor’s offices there. Mine is number 215.

Jack: Great, what time should I stop by?

Prof. Meyers: I will be there between 2:30 and 3:30 this afternoon.

Jack: Perfect, I get out of class at 2:15, and I can head straight over.

Prof. Meyers: Sounds good. If my door isn’t open, just go ahead and knock. I’ll be there.

Jack: Thanks, Professor Meyers. See you this afternoon!