Campus Dining Club Announced
Starting this year, the university dining hall will be transformed into The Campus Dining Club for one week at the end of each semester. During the last week of each semester,the dining hall will feature special meals prepared by the university’s culinary arts students. The school feels that this will give students who are studying cooking and food preparation valuable experience that will help them later, when they pursue careers. The university has announced that it will charge a small additional fee for these dinners in order to pay for the special gourmet food ingredients that will be required.
Now listen to two students discussing the article.
(woman) Did you see that article?
(man) Yeah, and it sounds like a great idea. It’s really good for students in that program.
(woman) Don’t they cook in class anyway?
(man) Well, yeah, they do. But, my cousin was in the program a few years ago, and she said that it’s very different to cook for a lot of people in that kind of atmosphere than to cook for classmates.
(woman) Why is that?
(man) Well, in class you can take your time, but, cooking for more people, there’s more pressure, I mean, you’re in a rush, people are waiting and it might be easy to make a mistake with all that stress.
(woman) Then I’ll think you are a bad chef, right?
(woman) So, OK, it’s good practice. But what about the extra cost?
(man) Well, look at it this way. You’ve eaten at some of the fancier restaurants in town, right?
(woman) Yeah, there are some great places to eat around here.
(man) Well, these students, they’ll be making fantastic meals and it’s gonna be cheaper than going out to one of those restaurants.
(woman) Much cheaper, actually.
(man) So, you know, it’ll be worth it. The meals will be as good as the ones in those expensive restaurants.
The man expresses his opinions about the university’s plan. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.
1. Reading keys
(1.1) Announcement: transform campus dinning hall into campus dinning club
(1.2) Reason 1: give Culinary Arts student more experience
(1.3) Reason 2: only a small fee will be charged
2. Listening keys
(2.1) Man agrees with it
(2.2) Reason 1: it’s good practice
(2.2.1) Details: it’s different to cook for more people; more stress and pressure when people are waiting or in a rush, might be easy to make mistakes
(2.3) Reason 2: it’s a good deal
(2.3.1) Details: the dishes students make will be great, but a lot cheaper than going to restaurant in town
The school is planning to transform the university dining hall into The Campus Dining Club to give students more real world experience, and it will be a good deal. In the conversation, the man thinks the school’s plan is a great idea. First of all, students can get real world experience by cooking for a lot of people. When cooking for more people, there is more pressure, it might be easy to make mistakes with all that stress. And also, he thinks that it’ll be cheaper to eat at the Campus Dining Club than going to some of the fancy restaurants in town. The dishes that students make at school will just be as delicious but a lot cheaper.