Official 31 Task 2

Students Need Access to Movie Collection

The university has a large collection of films on video and DVD that students can borrow. However, students aren't allowed to go into the area where these items are kept. Instead, students need to request a movie title, and then library staff gets it for them. I think students should be allowed to go into the area where the videos and DVDs are kept. First, it will be easier for students to choose a good movie because then they can easily see what is available. Also, if students can get movies themselves, the university won't have to pay extra library staff to help students.

Rebecca Smith

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: What do you think?
Man: I don't think we need to change anything.
Woman: You don't think she's right that it would be easier?
Man: Well, I just don't think it's that difficult now.
I mean, the library has a really good computer system where you can easily see what they have in their collection,
see what's available and what's not.
Woman: Yeah, you can always look through the titles on the library computers.
Man: Right. And you don't even have to have an exact title in mind.
You can just look for certain types of movies or movies with certain actors or whatever.
Woman: Good point.
Man: And as far as what she said about the staff,
the people who do that work are students who really need the money to pay for books and stuff.
Woman: True.
Man: Plus, I'm sure those students don't get paid that much to do the work.
So I don't think it's going to put any strain on the university's budget.

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.