TPO 48 - Question 3
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(1)The writer thinks that the university should build an art museum on the campus.
(2)The museum will enable students to appreciate high-quality fine arts.
(3)The university can ask alumni to donate money to build the museum.
(1)The man doesn’t like the proposal.
(2)First, the country art museum is not far from the university and it is cheap to get in.
(3)Besides that,the alumni already donated a lot of money to build a new student center and a new library, which are very expensive.
Listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman：Did you see this letter?
Man：Yeah. It's a nice idea, but it'll never happen.
Woman：Why do you say that?
Man：Well, first of all, you can get on a bus right here on campus and in half an hour, you are downtown at the county art museum.
Man：And if you show you student ID card, it only costs like two bucks to get in.
Woman：Yeah. In fact, on Mondays, students get in for free.
Man：Right. And you can see some of the greatest art in the world there. For example, you know Rembrandt, the famous Dutch painter?
Man：Well, right now they're showing something like twenty of his paintings.
Man：Yeah. And you know, it's true. We do have a lot of very generous alumni. But we're already asking them for help building a new student center and a new library. And those are both very expensive projects.
Woman：Yeah. That's right.
Man：So I don't think we can expect them to donate much money for anything else anytime soon, especially for something we don't really need.