В наши дни, когда карьера занимает важное место в жизни многих из нас, дети нередко отходят на второй план. Такая же проблема у наших героев из семейства Браунов.
Но, как говорится, лучше поздно, чем никогда: старший Браун вдруг стал интересоваться образованием сына Джонни. Что из этого вышло? Давайте посмотрим...
How is it going?
Did you win (lose)?
It was a draw.
Where have you been?
be a bit behind
be brilliant at
I'd like to know why
Where are you going?
keep up with
Have you been doing your Maths homework?
I don't always understand.
He's got a really busy time-table.
The bus was really full.
What's your best subject?
What sort of marks are you getting?
What sort of games are you practicing?
What marks did you get for your last history essay?
The teacher took marks off.
I handed it in late.
It's really not good enough.
Are you ever late?
Now and then.
You are not always there in time.
It doesn't matter.
It's only the headmistress rabbiting on.
I'd better ask
You've got exams.
I am getting along fine.
I was going to start revising tonight.
You should have started ages ago.
You should have hurried.
It's all under control.
Nice to meet you.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
It's good of you to find the time.
I've got a free period now anyway.
I'd like to know how John is getting on.
I have not seen his latest film.
Is that a recent one?
He's almost bottom of the class.
top of the class
He's missed a lot of lessons.
Let's start with Maths.
The car missed me by a centimetre.
Do you miss your old school?
Why can't Johnny see the teacher after class?
He's never free after class.
He's just below the class average.
He never gets his essays in on time.
get it off on time
The class have been revising for the past month.
He's going to have to work really hard to catch up then.
I've been reading all night.
doing nothing all year
That's been most useful.
Johnny can be quite disruptive in class.
noisy and a bit cheeky
I can't go out tomorrow.
I could not believe my eyes.
It was quite amazing.
It's quite safe.
Would you like me to have a word with him?
I would very much like you to talk to him.
I've got far worse pupils than Johnny.
Would you like them leave the room?
We need to talk.
It's about your chances of passing the real exams.
Turn that off.
I am just finishing my homework now.
I promise I won't be late anymore.
I'll clear up the mess.
Sorry about my lateness.
What does Johnny promise?
No more football.
I want you to stay in.
I'll stop talking in class.
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