Official 24 Task 2

Close the Campus Coffee house

I propose that the university close the campus coffeehouse. Coffeehouses are great if people actually use them, like to socialize with friends, while enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack. But students are not using our campus coffeehouse. There are usually lots of empty tables when I pass by the place. It is just a waste of space that could be used for other things. Also, the food at the coffeehouse is not very good. The last time I was there, the cakes and muffins my friends and I ordered were dry and didn’t have much flavor.


Greg Smith

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: I don't like his proposal.
Man: Why not?
There are never many students in there.
Woman: But that's what I like about it that it's never crowded.
Man: Really?
Woman: Yeah, so it's a great place to study.
I go there a lot.
I'll read a book or bring my laptop computer and work on a paper for class.
It's never very noisy.
Man: You're able to get work done there?
Woman: Absolutely!
In fact, I actually prefer it to the library as a place to study and a lot of other students do too.
We even study for our final exams there.
And you can eat there while you work, something you can't do at the library.
Man: OK, but you don't actually like the food there. Do you?
I mean, he said.
Woman: Well, I don't think he's been there recently.
I mean, it's true that it wasn't that great in the past,
but I think it's a lot better now.
Man: What's changed?
Woman: They have a new manager,
and I guess she's made some improvements in the quality of the food.
I was there last week, and the food was delicious.
Man: Really?
Woman: Yeah, really.
And the new manager has also added a lot of really healthful foods and snacks,
so the food doesn't just taste good now, it's good for you too.
Man: Umm. I'll have to try the place.

The woman expresses her opinion about the student’s proposal. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.