Official 45 Task 2

Close the Coffeehouse

Like many people, I was happy when the university opened a coffeehouse. A good coffeehouse is a perfect place to meet people or to study while having a coffee. Unfortunately, our coffeehouse usually empty, so it’s not a good place to meet people And the lighting there is very poor, so it's not a good place to study, either. A coffeehouse seemed like a great idea, but it just hasn't worked out, and the time has come for the university to close it.

Marvin Baker

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: I disagree with this idea.
Man: Why? It doesn't sound like it's doing very much business?
Woman: That's probably because he goes during the day, but in the evening...
Man: Oh, people go.
Woman: A lot of people.
Students are really busy during the day, with classes, jobs studying.
But at night the place is often pretty full.
Students get together there all the time.
Man: Really?
Woman: Yeah.
It's not until night time that students actually have the time to sit down and relax.
You know, enjoy a hot drink and something to eat while hanging out or reading for class.
Man: So you can read in there.
Woman: Yeah, I mean he is right.
That used to be a problem.
But recently they did some renovations, and now I think the lighting is as good as it is in a library.
Man: Really?
Woman: Yeah, and not just at a few tables,
just about every table's got good lighting now.
Man: Sounds like this guy doesn't know what he's talking about.
Woman: Definitely not.
The woman disagrees with the student’s proposal for the coffeehouse. Explain the proposal and the reasons she gives for disagreeing with it.