New Stadium



New Stadium

A university official announced plans to spend $2 million to build a new athletic stadium, commenting that a new stadium would help the university achieve its goal of attracting more top students. The official also said that, additionally, building a new stadium would allow the university to strengthen its relationship with the town since a new and larger stadium would have the space to seat not only students, parents, and alumni, but members of the local community as well.

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    <-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the article.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> So what do you think of the university's new plan?
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [skeptical] Oh, I don't know, I don't think it's gonna work.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> No?
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I mean I can't imagine top students being too thrilled about some of the conditions on this campus.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> What do you mean?
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Like the science laboratories having such old, outdated equipment, and the library needing more books and the student center being so small.
    I think that two million could be spent in better places if the university is really serious about achieving its goal.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Ok, but what about the other reason for building the stadium?
    I mean right now we have so little contact with the town.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, but this won't help relations.
    Look, people from town hardly ever come to games because our teams always lose and they are not suddenly going to improve overnight.
    Besides, adding seat won't make a difference.
    I mean if people from town didn't come before.
    They won't come now just because the place is bigger.


The woman expresses her opinion about the university' s plan. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.


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