<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between a student and her geology professor.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Mary, I'm so glad I ran into you.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Oh hello, Professor Jensen.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Listen, I know it's a short notice ...and maybe you've already made plans for spring break ...but ...one of my students just dropped out of the field trip to the Smithson River Caves.
You're next on the waiting list, so now there's room for you to come along.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> You're kidding!
I didn't think there was a chance ...and ...well, it's a three-day trip, right?
I agreed to spend next week helping Professor Clark set up the new museum exhibition.
I think she's really counting on me.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Yeah, three days.
But you know ...if you'd rather come on the field trip, why not speak with her and see if she has anyone to replace you?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, I'd hate to miss out on the caves.
I'll definitely ask Professor Clark if there's someone else who could help her.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:->You know...we don’t leave until Wednesday.
If you still have to help out, any chance you could get the museum-setup done before then?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Oh yeah ...not until Wednesday ...so then yeah ...maybe that's possible too.
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the woman’s problem. Describe the problem and the two solutions. Then explain what you think the woman should do and why.