I think the university should consider building a parking lot near the humanities building. Right now there’s only street parking available, and it isn’t enough. Whenever I look for a spot to park in the street near the humanities building, I can’t find one. A parking lot for the humanities building would solve that problem. Also, there’s a wooded area behind the building that would make an ideal location for the parking lot. The university could just clear away the trees and build a lot—the space is already there for it.
<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Hey, Mary, did you see this?
You think he’s right?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> No, I don’t agree with him.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> How come?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, because it’s not like the street out front’s the only place you can park.
You can also park at the dining hall, which is only a couple blocks away.
Or at the library, which is a few blocks in the other direction.
He doesn’t mention that.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> That’s true ...I guess there are other lots nearby.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, so there’s not really a need for it.
Students may have to walk a little... but that’s okay.
I don’t think there always needs to be a spot right outside the building you’re going to.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> That’s true.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> But the other problem I have with it is ...
even if they went ahead with his idea...
it’s the location he suggests.
They can’t just clear away those trees.
That’s one of the only wooded areas left on campus ...
we don’t have many trees here, and they should preserve the ones we have.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, it is pretty.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, yeah
and sometimes students like to sit out there in the shade on a nice day, to study or read under the trees.
They should leave it alone ...not destroy it to make way for something we don’t need.
The woman expresses her opinion about the letter-writer’s proposal. Briefly summarize the proposal. Then state her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.