Now listen to a conversation between two students about campus housing.
Hi. Kate. How's it going?
Pretty good. I just found out I'm going to be staying on campus during the semester break...
Professor Clark asked me to help him with some research.
That's a pretty big deal.
Yeah, I guess it is.
But the problem is...the dorms always close, so I need to find housing for about two weeks.
Oh, that's rough... but... didn't you mention that you had a couple of friends that live in an apartment not too far from campus?
Are they gonna be around?
Yeah. Mary and Ellen,
they say they're gonna stick around here during the break.
Well, so why don't you just stay with them?
I've been thinking about asking them.
And they probably wouldn't charge you anything, right?
Just for a couple of weeks.
Yeah. Probably not.
I'm sure they'd be fine with it but... since it's between classes and they won't have classes and stuff,
I'm worried that...
You're afraid they might want to party too much?
Right.They'll be on vacation but I'll have to get up early in the morning to work all day so...we'll be on completely different schedules...
Hm, well, another possibility is that sometimes you can get special permission to stay at a dorm.
Really? You mean they'd let me stay in my own dorm room?
I wouldn't have to move?
Well, you would, actually, because they usually only keep one of the dorms open, and it's not the one you're in.
Hmmm. I wonder how much they charge.
Well [laughing], it's not as cheap as staying with friends but...
...but it'd be quieter.