<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> What’s up, Sharon?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Oh, hey, Bill.I’m just trying to figure out what to do.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> About what?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, I volunteer at the local elementary school because…you know, I’m an education major.
And I help children with homework there after school …
we also plan some fun activities with them on weekends.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Cool.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, it’s a great program and the kids really love it.
So I was planning to take them on a picnic outside tomorrow.
I was gonna bring along fruit and sandwiches and have their parents drop them off at the park so we could all eat together.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Sounds like fun... as long as the weather’s good.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, that’s the thing—turns out it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Uh-oh. What are you gonna do?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> That’s what I’m trying to figure out.
I could reschedule the picnic ... call everyone tonight and see if they could come to the park next weekend.
The weather will probably be better then ...
but I doubt they’d all be able to make it.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, I see what you mean. Some of them might miss out ...
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Or, you know, I could have their parents drop them off at a local restaurant and have everyone meet there instead of doing a picnic.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Right and that way you could still do it tomorrow so you wouldn’t have to cancel.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> But the thing is that it may not be as much fun to eat inside because, you know, it wouldn’t really be a picnic then.