Dialogues in English — Mike is cutting classes
-Good afternoon, Mr. Johnson!
-Come in. Sorry, who are you?
-I’m Mr. Sandman, Mike’s father.
-Take a seat, please. I was waiting for you yesterday in the morning. Do you know your son cuts classes?
-Really? We are trying to make him a bit more responsible. But it’s very difficult to do that.
-Besides, he has no respect for teachers and behaves very rudely in the class. So some teachers can’t cope with his behavior in class.
-But my wife and me have been trying to bring him up for many years. But our methods don’t work. Should we punish him?
-No you don’t. You must encourage him to study more, but he must be interested in a subject. It’ll be easier for him to make a right choice after leaving school.
-Let me think. It must work. I’m an engineer; maybe I’ll make him interested in Physics?
-Well, try. But pay particular attention to his marks in Literature. He failed in an oral credit last week.
-Thank you, Mr. Johnson. Your help is very valuable.
-Not at all. Be tolerant, kind and you’ll earn Mike’s gratitude and respect.
Good afternoon, Mr. Sandman.
-Good day to you, Mr. Johnson.