Official 32 Task 2

An Airport Bus for School Breaks

Students who fly home for the winter and spring breaks need to get to and from the airport, which is a half-hour drive from campus. I think the university should run a free bus service for students between campus and the airport during the breaks. This would help the students, since there is no public transportation between campus and the airport. In order to provide service to the airport, some of the buses that normally run between campus buildings when classes are in session could run between the school and the airport during the school breaks.


Laura Johnson

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: Did you see this, Jim?
What do you think about her idea?
Man: I think it'd be great. It'd make things much less expensive.
'Cause our campus is located outside the city,
if you can't get a friend with a car to give you a ride,
there's no other way to get to the airport,
and your only choice is to take a taxi.
Woman: I know. I've had to take a taxi before, and it's pretty expensive.
Man: Yeah, like thirty or forty dollars,
which is a lot, especially for students.
Woman: Yeah, definitely,
Man: And I think it would work, what she's suggesting...
I mean, there's less need for buses on campus during that time to take students between the buildings.
Woman: You mean because classes are over then?
Man: Yeah, exactly.
There might be some final exam still going on,
but regular classes won't be meeting.
There are much fewer students left on campus, and they don't need to get around campus that often.
Woman: Yeah, I guess they're just making occasional trips to take exams or go to the library or gym or whatever.
Man: Right. It shouldn't cause any problem for anyone who still needs to get around campus.

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.