A good "Ausrede" is what you need if you haven't done your homework. Today, we'll learn what it is, how it's different to Entschuldigung and some more good stuff :)
die Ausrede, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, ausreden (lassen), sich rausreden
A thorough look at the German verb "lassen". We'll learn its core meanings, see what it has to do with passive voice and explore the various prefix versions.