Official 16 Task 2

Student Health Services Need Improvement

The situation at the health center is unacceptable: you sit in a crowded waiting room for hours waiting to get treatment for minor ailments. Then when it's your turn, you get about three minutes with an overworked doctor. I have two suggestions. First: the health center needs to hire more doctors so that each patient receives quality treatment. And as far as the wait time issue is concerned, the health center is currently open only Monday through Fridays, which means that people who get sick over the weekend wait until the following week to get treatment. So, opening the health center on weekends should solve that problem too.

Megan Finch

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: Did you read that letter in the paper?
Man: Sure. And though she's right about the problems,
I don't think what she proposes will do much good.
Woman: Really?
Man: Yeah, take her first suggestion-
I mean, have you seen the health center?
Woman: Of course. Why?
Man: Well, it's tiny, right?
The center suffers from lack of space.
So unless they build more treatment rooms or offices or something...
Woman: I see.
Man: And also, her second suggestion...
Woman: Seems like that'll help things out.
Man: Well, not necessarily.
I mean, think about it.
A lot of students aren't even here on the weekends.
Woman: That's true.
Man: They leave town and get away.
There's not a lot of people here...
Woman: Yeah, like me...
I go home probably at least twice a month.
Man: Right. And a lot of us leave campus for the weekend even more often than that.
So there's just not a lot of demand for treatment then.
See what I mean?

The man expresses his opinion about the student’s suggestions that are made in the letter. State the man's opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.