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English Conversation Practice - Sick Grandparents - Missing School
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KATE: "Hi Jane. This is Kate. I'm not going to school today."
JANE: "Why, Kate? Are you sick?"
KATE: "No. My grandfather had a heart attack this morning. I have to go to the hospital with my parents."
JANE: "Oh, I see. I'm sorry to hear that. Can I help you with anything?"
KATE: "Actually, yes. Could you pick up any homework assignments I may miss?"
JANE: "Sure. How many days do you think you'll miss class?"
KATE: "I don't know yet. We're not sure about his condition."
JANE: "Is the hospital close by?"
KATE: "No. It's a three-hour drive. My mom is packing some clothes just in case she needs to stay at the hospital overnight."
JANE: "I hope he recovers soon."
KATE: "Thanks. Well, I better go now. I'm going to e-mail our teacher and let him know too. I'll tell him to give any missed assignments to you."
JANE: "Ok. I'll take good notes in class and make copies for you."
KATE: "Thanks! That would wonderful."
JANE: "Let me know if you need anything else. Call me later."
KATE: "I will. Talk to you soon."
1. Why isn't Kate going to school today?
She is sick
Her mom is sick
Her grandfather had a heart attack
2. Where is Kate going today?
To the library
To the hospital
To the store
3. What does Kate ask Jane to do?
Pick up her homework assignments
Give her a ride to school
Walk to school with her
4. What is Kate's mom doing?
Cleaning the bathroom
Sending an e-mail
1. Her grandfather had a heart attack
2. To the hospital
3. Pick up her homework assignments
4. Packing clothes
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