<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Hey, Sally. How are you doing?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, OK, but I've got a bit of a problem.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Oh, yeah? What's up?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, I forgot that tonight is the night,
um, my theater class is taking a trip ... to see a play.
We're taking a bus into the city.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Sounds like fun.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, well we have to write a paper about the play for class.
Cool thing is, my professor got free tickets for us.
He and the director of the play are friends. So the whole class is going for free.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Free theater tickets-excellent. Theater tickets can be expensive ... .
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah... problem is though I have a big history test tomorrow morning, and I really need to study.
I've been putting it off, and I kinda' forgot that tonight was when the theater class would be going to the play.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> So you were planning to use tonight to study?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, could you do your studying,
you know, study for the history test when you get back from the play tonight?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, it'd be late though.
I could study some on the bus and stay up late when we get back from the play.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Not exactly ideal study conditions though.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Exactly-so I was thinking I could go by myself into the city another night to see the play.
The paper we have to write on the play isn't due for a couple days, so there'd still be time.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Then you could get a good night's sleep before the history test.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yep.But I'd have to buy the theater ticket myself.
It's only free if I go with the class tonight.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which solution you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.