I propose that the university close the campus coffeehouse. Coffeehouses are great, if people actually use them, like to socialize with friends, while enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack. But students are not using our campus coffeehouse. There are usually lots of empty tables when I pass by the place. It's just a waste of space that could be used for other things. Also, the food at the coffeehouse is not very good. The last time I was there, the cakes and muffins my friends and I ordered were dry and didn't have much flavor.
<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I don't like his proposal.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Why not? There are never many students in there.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> But that's what I like about it...
that it's never crowded.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Really?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, so it's a great place to study.
I go there a lot...I'll read a book or bring my laptop computer and work on a paper for class.
It's never very noisy.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> You're able to get work done there?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Absolutely!
In fact, I actually prefer it to the library as a place to study...
and a lot of other students do too.
We even study for our final exams there.
And you can eat there while you work, something you can't do at the library.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> OK, but you don't actually like the food there, do you? I mean, he said...
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [interrupting] Well, I don't think he's been there recently.
I mean, it's true that it wasn't that great in the past, but I think it's a lot better now.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> What's changed?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> They have a new manager, and I guess she's made some improvements in the quality of the food.
I was there last week and the food was delicious.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> [slightly skeptical] Really?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah really!
And the new manager has also added a lot of really healthful foods and snacks, so the food doesn't just taste good now—it's good for you too.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Hmm. I'll have to try the place.
The woman expresses her opinion about the student's proposal. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.