Official 5 Task 2

Campus Dining Club Announced

Starting this year, the university dining hall will be transformed into The Campus Dining Club for one week at the end of each semester. During the last week of each semester, the dining hall will feature special meals prepared by the university's culinary arts students. The school feels that this will give students who are studying cooking and food preparation valuable experience that will help them later, when they pursue careers. The university has announced that it will charge a small additional fee for these dinners in order to pay for the special gourmet food ingredients that will be required.


Woman: Did you see that article?
Man: Yeah, and it sounds like a great idea.
It's really good for the students in that program.
Woman: Don't they cook in class anyway?
Man: Well, yeah, they do.
But my cousin was in the program a few years ago,
and she said that it's very different to cook for a lot of people in that kind of atmosphere than to cook for classmates.
Woman: Why is that?
Man: Well, in class, you can take your time,
but cooking for more people there is more pressure.
I mean you are in a rush, people are waiting,
and it might be easy to make a mistake with all that stress.
Woman: Then they'll think you're a bad chef right?
Man: Absolutely.
Woman: So, OK, it's good practice.
But what about the extra cost?
Man: Well, look at it this way.
You've eaten at some of the fancier restaurants in town right?
Woman: Yeah, there are some great places to eat around here.
Man: Well, these students, they'll be making fantastic meals,
and it's gonna to be cheaper than going out to one of those restaurants.
Woman: Much cheaper actually.
Man: So, you know, it would be worth it.
The meals will be as good as the ones in those expensive restaurants.

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