Official 49 Task 2

Make Textbook List Available Earlier

Students always have to wait until the beginning of the semester to fnd out which textbooks they will need for their new courses. But since a lot of students register early for their courses, I think that the list for each course should be available immediately at the time of registration.This would give students more time to shop around to find less expensive textbooks. And it would also allow them to start work on the reading for their new courses early.

Alexandra Brown

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Man: Hey, did you see Alexandra's letter?
Woman: Yeah, What do you think?
Man: Well, it's great. She really makes some good points,
like the thing with the university bookstore is,
if you buy a brand new textbook,
it can be pretty expensive,
and they usually have only a few used textbooks around.
They are cheaper, of course,
but they sell out quickly.
Woman: That's true.
Man: So this would give students time to look around on their own.
You know, maybe they could find the books they need online,
get books a few months ahead of time using the Internet.
Woman: I agree.
Man: So this way, students might be able to save a little money.
Woman: Right. So what do you think about her second point about the reading assignments?
Man: I agree with that too.
It just makes a lot of sense, because things get really busy when the semester first starts,
and it can be hard to find time to keep up with all of the assignments.
But students usually have some free time right before the start of the semester.
Woman: So we'd have a good opportunity to do some preparation.
Man: Exactly.

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.