Student Health Services Need Improvement
①The situation at the health center is unacceptable: you sit in a crowded waiting room for hours waiting to get treatment for minor ailments. Then when it’s your turn, you get about three minutes with an overworked doctor. ②I have two suggestions: first, the health center needs to hire more doctors so that each patient receives quality treatment. And as far as the wait time issue is concerned, the health center is currently open Monday through Fridays, which means that people who get sick over the weekend wait until the following week to get treatment.③ So, opening the health center on weekends should solve that problem too.
Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
(woman) Did you read that letter in the paper?
(man) ④Sure, and though she’s right about the problems, I don’t think what she proposes will do much good.
(man) Yeah. Take her first suggestion: I mean, have you seen the health center.
(woman) Of course! Why?
(Man) ⑤Well…it’s tiny. It suffers from lack of space, so, unless they build more treatment rooms or offices or something…
(woman) Oh, I see…
(man) And also, her second suggestion.
(woman) It seems like that’ll help things out…
(man) Well…not necessarily…I mean…think about it. A lot of students aren't even here on the weekends.
(woman) That’s true.
(man) They leave town and get away; there’s not a lot of people here.
(woman) Yeah, like me, I got home probably…at least twice a month.
(man) ⑥Right, and a lot of us leave campus for the weekend even more often than that. So there’s just not a lot of demand for treatment then. See what I mean?
The man expresses his opinion about the student’s suggestions that are made in the letter. State the man’s opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.
The student proposal suggests that changes need be made to improve the Student Health Center. She thinks they should hire more doctors and keep the center open seven days a week. The man disagrees with the proposal for the following reasons. First of all, the real problem is the lack of space. He thinks the center should build more treatment rooms or office instead of hiring more doctors. Second, students don’t stay on campus on the weekends; they leave two or get away. Keeping the center open is a waste of resource because no one’s there during the weekends.
1. unacceptable：adj. 不能接受的;不受欢迎的
It is totally unacceptable for children to swear.
2. ailment：n. 小病;不安
The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments.
3. treatment room：治疗室;医疗室
While his career may not exactly have been blighted by injury, he has spent more time on the operating table and in the treatment room than he would like.
1.①you sit in a crowded waiting room for hours waiting to get treatment for minor ailments.具体的描述了situation，学校保健室中存在问题，这个问题是如果学生想要看小病，她不得不等好几个小时才可以。这句话表明了学生提建议中所针对的问题。
2. ②so that如此，以至于，我对于这个问题有两个建议，首先是保健室需要聘请更多的医生以便于让更多的人接受更好的治疗。这是他提的第一个意见。在阅读中，我们除了要看到问题，也要明白学生想要提出的建议或者原因。
3. ③opening the health center on weekends动名词短语做主语，谓语动词是should，学生提出的第二个建议是保健室在周六日都开放。
4. ④though即使，引起了让步状语从句，主句是I don’t think what she proposes will do much good。What引起了宾语从句，，这句话表明了这位男士对于阅读中的建议的看法是：不同意。即使她说对了所有的问题，但是我不认为她的建议会改变什么。在task3的听力中，我们需要注意的听力文章中的对话双方对于阅读中问题的看法，这是重点。
5. ⑤当听力中出现well，but等词汇的时候我们需要特别注意，这些词之后往往跟随着我们要听的重点，suffers from受…之苦，lack of缺乏，unless引起了状语从句。保健室很小，缺乏空间，应该建立更多的医疗室或者诊室。这是这位男士反对阅读中意见的第一个原因。一般在听力中会有两个建议来支撑自己的观点，这是我们需要注意的地方。
6. ⑥leave for离开，我们中的很多人会在周六日甚至更多的时间不在学校，所以周六日中需要治疗的学生也少。没有必要让保健室一周七天都开门。这是这位男士的第二个观点，这也是我们需要注意的地方。
Proposal: changes need to be made at the Student Health Services.
Suggestion 1: hiring more doctors.
Suggestion 2: keep the center open seven days a week.
Man disagrees with the suggestions.
Reason 1: the real problem is the lack of space.
Details: he suggests the health center to built more treatment room or offices.
Reason 2: students don’t stay on campus on the weekends.
Details: they leave town and get away. There isn’t much demand for the center to stay open on the weekends.
The student proposal suggests that
She thinks …. and
The man disagrees with the proposal for the following reasons.
First of all,