Listen to a conversation between two students.
Hey, Sally. How are you doing?
Well, OK, but I've got a bit of a problem.
Oh, yeah? What's up?
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.
Sounds like fun.
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.
Free theater tickets-excellent. Theater tickets can be expensive ... .
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.
So you were planning to use tonight to study?
Well, could you do your studying,
you know, study for the history test when you get back from the play tonight?
Yeah, it'd be late though.
I could study some on the bus and stay up late when we get back from the play.
Not exactly ideal study conditions though.
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.
Then you could get a good night's sleep before the history test.
Yep.But I'd have to buy the theater ticket myself.
It's only free if I go with the class tonight.