This is a real answer-phone message of a school in Australia, but thanks to the video you can read the transcript of what is being said in the message.
The first 30 seconds is an explanation of the context in which the message was created and then you can listen to the message itself.
It is thought-provoking and funny from the content point of view, but also it is full of interesting language and collocations from the linguistic point of view. I hope you can benefit from it, next class you can tell me any interesting vocabulary you wrote down.
Feel free to leave a message below!
How would you describe this message? Realistic? Exaggerated? Cynical? Ironic? Do parents justify too many things about their children? Do your own parents easily justify your absences or used to do so when you were younger? What do you think?
- a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for...
- teacher's are being sued by parents
- failing grades / passing grades
- automated message
- make excuses
- to swear at staff members
- raise your child
- the teacher's fault
- your child's lack of effort
- move to another country