Official 21 Task 2

Daily E-mail with campus activities

The university will now send all students a daily email containing information about campus events and activities. Rather than get information about campus events once a week in the campus newspaper, students will get the information every day, thus ensuring that it is always up-to-date. According to the university spokesman who announced the plan, “For all of us now, e-mail is part of our daily lives”. Students in particular have become used to relying on email and the Internet for most communication, so it is a logical change that will benefit everyone. 

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the announcement.
Woman: Did you read about the new plan?
Man: Yeah. What do you think?
Woman: I think it's a great idea.
Man: Really? Why?
Woman: Well, I just don't think the newspaper gives the most up-to-date information about activities.
Man: Well, the paper comes out weekly and what's the problem?
Woman: The fact that it comes out just once a week is the problem.
I read the paper every Monday,
but then I forget that they're having a concert or showing a film or whatever, like on Thursday or Friday.
and this will always give me a reminder on the day of the event.
Man: Yeah, that way you wouldn't forget.
Woman: And like if something gets cancelled at the last minute,
well, that way you'd know and you wouldn't waste time showing up and no one's there.
Man: I haven't thought of that.
That would be really helpful,
but do you think students are actually going to read the email?
Woman: Are you kidding?
Everyone checks their email at least once a day.
And if maybe they also include the cafeteria menu for the day in the email,
well, then people are definitely gonna read it.
Man: You are so right!
I can't wait until they start.

The woman expresses her opinion about the university’s plan. Briefly summarize the plan. Then state her opinion of the plan and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.