The university will now send all students a daily e-mail containing information about campus events and activities. Rather than getting information about activities once a week in the campus newspaper, students will get the information every day, thus ensuring that it is always up-to-date. According to the university spokesperson who announced the plan, "For all of us now, e-mail is part of our daily lives. Students in particular have become used to relying on e-mail and the Internet for most communication, so this is a logical change that will benefit everyone."
<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the announcement.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Did you read about the new plan?
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Yeah... what do you think?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I think it's a great idea!
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Really, why?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well... I just don't think the newspaper gives the most up-to-date information about activities.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Well... the paper comes out weekly, what's the problem?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> The fact that it comes out just once a week is the problem...
I read the paper every Monday,
but then I forget that they're having a concert, or showing a film or whatever, like on Thursday or Friday,
and this'll always give me a reminder...
on the day of the event!
<-MALE PROFESSOR:->Yeah... that way you wouldn't forget.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> And, like, if something gets cancelled at the last minute, well, that way you'd know and you wouldn't waste time showing up and no one's there.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> I hadn't thought of that...
that would be really helpful.
But do you think students are actually gonna read the e-mail?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Are you kidding?
Everyone checks their e-mail at least once a day.
And if maybe also include the cafeteria menu for the day in the e-mail, well, then people are definitely going to read it.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> You're so right. I can't wait until they start
The woman expresses her opinion about the university's plan. Briefly summarize the plan. Then state her opinion about the plan and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.