Starting this year, the university dining hall will be transformed into The Campus Dining Club for one week at the end of each semester. During the last week of each semester, the dining hall will feature special meals prepared by the university's culinary arts students. The school feels that this will give students who are studying cooking and food preparation valuable experience that will help them later, when they pursue careers. The university has announced that it will charge a small additional fee for these dinners in order to pay for the special gourmet food ingredients that will be required.
<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the article.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Did you see that article?
<-MALE STUDENT:->Yeah—and it sounds like a great idea.
It's really good for the students in that program.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Don't they cook in class anyway?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, yeah, they do…
But my cousin was in the program a few years ago, and she said that it's very different to cook for a lot people in that kind of atmosphere than to cook for classmates.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Why is that?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, in class, you can take your time, but cooking for more people there is more pressure.
I mean you are in a rush, people are waiting, and it might be easy to make a mistake with all that stress.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Then they'll think you are a bad chef right?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Absolutely.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> So, OK, its good practice.
But what about the extra cost?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, look at it this way.
You've eaten at some of the fancier restaurants in town right?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, there are some great places to eat around here.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, these students...they'll be making fantastic meals and it's gonna be cheaper than going out to one of those restaurants.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Much cheaper actually.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> So, you know, it would be worth it.
The meal will be as good as the ones in those expensive restaurants.
The man expresses his opinion about the university's plan. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.