Music Coming to Cafeterias



Music Coming to Cafeterias

Mary Dixon, Director of the Student Life Committee, announced yesterday that beginning next semester university cafeterias will broadcast classical music during mealtimes. “Music will foster a more relaxed atmosphere.” said Dixon, "Students' lives are hectic, and mealtimes provide important opportunities to take a break and catch up with friends before moving on to the next class or assignment." Added Dixon. "We're also hoping that, if we provide the music, students will unplug their personal music devices—their walkmans and mp3 players or whatever—and will spend more time talking to each other. When students have their headphones on. they're not connecting with each other."

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    Now listen to two students discussing the university's plan. this article?
    Are they serious?
    Yeah, I think so, why?
    Well, first of all, a lot of kids aren't looking for a relaxing break at lunch time.
    They like to study while they eat, especially if they have exams coming up or some assignment they have to get done.
    Yeah, that's true.
    And now they won't to be able to concentrate.
    This is gonna be very distracting.
    Hm, ok, yeah, I see your point.
    And second, most students don't like classical music.
    It's certainly not what I listen to.
    So are people going to stop listening to their own music?
    I think people are going to be even more likely to bring their mp3 player, you know, to play their own music and block out the classical stuff.
    Yeah, that makes sense.


The man expresses his opinion of the university‘s plan. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.


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