Laura – problem at college (TU7)

Speaker: Laura, female, 19, White British

Laura is from inner London. She is talking here to her friend and the interviewer about a deaf girl at college who had complained that LAURA had been shouting in class. As a result Laura was almost expelled from her course. The point of the story revolves around what the girl said and what Laura said and, though to a lesser extent, what the teacher said, so the extract is rich in examples of reported speech, some of which Laura presents in a very dramatic way.

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