Official 33 Task 2

Bicycle Borrowing Program

It's great that the university has a program where students can borrow bicycles from the gym. However, two changes would make the program more convenient. First, the borrowing period should be shortened to four hours maximum so that more bikes would be available when students want to borrow them. Second, currently, students who borrow bikes have to leave a cash deposit, which is returned to them when they return the bikes, but I think students should be required to leave their student identification cards instead, so they don't have to remember to bring cash.


Susan Lee

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: Hey, did you read that letter? What do you think?
Man: Yeah, I read it.
I understand what she's saying, but I really don't agree with their suggestions.
Woman: How come?
Man: Well, students often need to borrow the bikes for longer periods of time,
sometimes a whole day.
Woman: What for?
Man: Well, like to do stuff off campus,
for instance, my friends and I on the weekends,
sometimes we like to ride bikes to the state park outside of town and do some hiking there.
And it basically takes the whole day.
It's night time by the time we get back.
Woman: So if you had less time, you wouldn't be able to do that.
Man: Right. And also her other suggestion doesn't seem practical to me.
Woman: The card thing?
Man: Yeah, that's not going to work.
What if you wanna enter a campus building?
Even though you can get into most of the classroom buildings without a card,
there are certain buildings on campus where you need to show your card to get in,
like the library and dining hall.
Woman: Yeah, that's true.
So students wouldn't be able to go to any of those places till they got their cards back.

The man expresses his opinion about the proposal described in the letter. Briefly summarize the proposal then state his opinion about the proposal and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.