Teaching vs Cousin's Retirement Party


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    <-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two English professors.
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Hi, Nancy. Is something the matter?
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> Oh... I just realized I've got a scheduling conflict tomorrow.
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> What is it?
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> Well, the poetry class I'm teaching meets at four o'clock. My students have a test next week, so tomorrow's class is the review session. It's important.
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> The other thing is my cousin's retirement party.
    But I just realized it also starts at four o'clock!
    I hadn't realized it was starting at the exact same time as my class.
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Oh, no. Well, I'm free tomorrow at four.
    If you want, I could cover your class for you.
    Lead the review session.
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> Really? What a generous offer.
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> I wouldn't mind...
    I mean, I haven't taught poetry in a few years... I'm a little rusty.
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> Well, I have some materials prepared, and you could certainly use them.
    So, it might be tough, but you could do it...
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> I'd try, anyway.
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> Well, my other option is to go to the class, do the review session myself, and arrive late to the retirement party.
    <-MALE PROFESSOR:-> So, you could prepare your students for the test yourself.
    <-FEMALE PROFESSOR:-> I could. And I know it'd be good for my students.
    It's just that I'd miss a lot of the party.
    My cousin and some others are giving speeches... and I think they'll be really interesting.
    It'd be a shame to miss it.


Briefly summarize the problem the professors are discussing. Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.


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