Friday, November 5, 2021

MAE ESL 1 November 5, 2021

BBC English: Sick Day

Lesson 15: Absent from School 

"From Home to School" by Ana Gianola

This story addresses themes of sickness, reporting an absence from school, giving a child’s full name over the phone, missing work, and parental responsibility.


  • What an excused absence is and what are legitimate reasons for missing school?
  • Do you paid time off if you stay home with a sick child or elder parent?
  • How can you tell whether or not a child needs to see a doctor?
  • What is the procedure to report an absence at your child's school?