TPO 20 - Question 3
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According to the reading, in order to reduce the heating cost, the university has decided to lower the temperature in classrooms after 5 P.M. when classes all end. In the dialogue, the woman disagrees for the following reasons. To start with, those classrooms are always used for group meetings. The library has limited meeting rooms. If they make this change, students will have nowhere to go for their group meeting in the cold winter days. What’s more, the school should make some basic improvements, such as changing the old windows to make the buildings more energy efficient. That will make a huge difference.
1. What's on earth is the university thinking?
2. Eh, what do you mean?
3. Well, those building aren't just used for classes.
4. That's where my evening study group usually meets.
5. Oh, of course that's true, but you could go to the library instead.
6. Yeah, but the library only has a few rooms that people can use for group meetings, which is why classrooms have been so convenient.
7. But now if it's winter and cold, where can we go?
8. Right, in the middle of winter, forget it or even if it's just kind of cold out.
9. It'd be pretty unpleasant.
10. But still they obviously have to do something about the situation.
11. Oh, I agree.
12. They have to do something but they should find a solution that isn't so disruptive to academic nevertheless.
13. Such as?
14. Well, for one if they replaced all those old windows, they are so drafty, they let the cold in and if they insulated the buildings better, these are really old building.
15. Charing but.
16. But not at all enegy-efficent.
17. Yeah, you are probably right.
18. There are some really basic improvements they could make that'd make a huge difference in the long term that could solve the problem and still leave us somewhere to study.