30 Best Excuses For Being Absent

Hey ESL students! Ever missed class and didn’t know what to say? We’ll give you 30 top excuses for being absent. Ready to find yours?

Excuses For Being Absent

  1. Personal Health Day: “I need a day to focus on my health and well-being.”
  2. Medical Appointment: “I have a medical/dental appointment that I can’t reschedule.”
  3. Family Emergency: “There’s an unexpected emergency in the family that I need to attend to.”
  4. Mental Health Day: “I need a mental health day to recharge and come back more productive.”
  5. Sick Child: “My child is unwell, and I need to take care of them.”
  6. Home Emergency: “There’s an urgent issue at home (e.g., plumbing, electrical) that I need to address.”
  7. Car Trouble: “My car broke down, and I’m getting it repaired.”
  8. Public Transport Strike: “The public transport strike has left me with no viable way to get to work.”
  9. Bereavement: “I’ve lost a close relative/friend and need some time to grieve.”
  10. Severe Weather Conditions: “The severe weather has made it unsafe to travel.”
  11. Pet Emergency: “My pet has a medical emergency and needs to see a vet.”
  12. Jury Duty: “I’ve been called in for jury duty and can’t avoid it.”
  13. Moving House: “I’m moving to a new house and need the day to organize everything.”
  14. School Event: “There’s a significant school event for my child that I can’t miss.”
  15. Burnout Prevention: “I’m feeling the onset of burnout and need a day to prevent it.”
  16. Allergic Reaction: “I had a severe allergic reaction and need a day to recover.”
  17. Eye Strain/Injury: “I’ve injured my eye/have severe eye strain and need to rest it.”
  18. Food Poisoning: “I have food poisoning and am unable to work.”
  19. Pest Control: “I need to be home for pest control treatment.”
  20. Doctor’s Orders: “My doctor has advised me to take a day off for health reasons.”
  21. Religious Observance: “I have a religious observance that I cannot miss.”
  22. Power Outage: “There’s a power outage at my home, affecting my ability to work remotely.”
  23. Caregiver Responsibilities: “I have unexpected caregiver responsibilities that I need to fulfill.”
  24. Volunteering Commitment: “I’m committed to a volunteering event that I’ve been planning for months.”
  25. Study/Exam Day: “I have an important exam to prepare for/attend.”
  26. Internet Connectivity Issues: “I’m experiencing significant internet connectivity issues at home.”
  27. Personal Development Day: “I’m taking a day for personal development activities.”
  28. Key Delivery/Service Appointment: “I have a critical delivery/service appointment that I need to be home for.”
  29. Legal Matters: “I need to attend to urgent legal matters.”
  30. Unexpected Travel Issues: “I’ve encountered unexpected travel issues returning from a trip.”

30 Excuses for Being Absent

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