<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Hi, Jane. I’ve been meaning to talk to you.
I’m afraid I have some bad news.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> What’s wrong, Professor Barry?
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Well, it’s the poetry reading we’ve been organizing.
Turns out that the new arts center isn’t going to be ready on time.
So we won’t be able to hold the reading there.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> But it’s scheduled for next week, and it was supposed to be the opening event.
I mean, we’ve got a lot of local poets coming--and a lot of student poets too.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> So it looks like we may have to come up with a different plan.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Hmmmm… I wonder if we could postpone the reading and then reschedule it once the center is finished.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> That’s possible. And then the reading would still be the first event there… which would be nice.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Right. It’s just that we may not be able to get as many poets if we change the date.
Several of them might have other plans.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> Oh, that’s a good point.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, instead of postponing it, we could try having the reading at the auditorium in the library.
It’s quite small so it might actually be better for a reading--you know, cozier, less formal.
<-MALE PROFESSOR:-> True. Of course, then fewer people can attend because the space is smaller.
And I bet a lot of people will want to come.