Official 23 Task 2

No More International News

For the past few years, the daily campus newspaper has included a one-page international news section covering a few of the major stories in world news. Starting next month, the section will be eliminated. One of the reasons the newspaper editors gave for the decision to cut the section is that other news sources are better able to provide wider and more up-to-date international news coverage. The editors also noted that change would create space for a new calendar page that will list events and activities around campus.

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the article.
Man: Hey, what do you think of this?
Woman: You mean the editor's decision?
Man: Right.
Woman: Oh, I think they're right.
It's the thing to do.
Man: Really? Why?
Woman: Well, hardly anyone reads that section.
Man: You don't think so?
Woman: Not really.
I mean, they only cover a couple of stories,
and most people already know about them before they even get around to reading the campus paper.
Man: True. If you get the local paper or use the internet,
you already know about the major stories.
Woman: Exactly. And the coverage is better.
I think we should just stick with campus news and stuff.
Man: So do you think what they're going to replace it with is better?
Woman: Definitely!
Right now how do you learn about what's happening on campus?
Man: Mostly from posters in the different buildings or in the student center.
Woman: Right. The information is everywhere,
but it's hard to keep track of it.
I see stuff posted, but then I forget about it half the time.
Man: So you're saying that with this new section...
Woman: You could just cut it out from the newspaper and carry it around and check it any time and know what's taking place when and where.

The woman expresses her opinion about the plan announced in the article. Briefly summarize the plan. Then state her opinion about the plan and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.