Talk about a book you have read that was importantto you for some reason.
Explain why the book was important to you.
Give specific details and examples to explain youranswer.
Some people believe that television has had apositive influence on society.
Others believe it has had a negative influence on society.
Which do you agree with and why? Use details and examples to explain your opinion.
Explain why the woman disagrees with the reasons expressed in the letter.
Centerville college is planning to purchase a new sculpture for its campus.
A student wrote a letter to the campus newspaper opposing this plan.
You will have 45 seconds to read the letter. Begin reading now.
Now listen to two students discussing the opinion expressed in the letter.
Man:Did you see Paul's letter in the paper about the new sculpture?
Woman:Yeah, but it was totally unconvincing. His reasons for opposing the plan are justtotally off.
I am glad that we'll finally have some nice art on campus.
I'd like to shake the donor's hand and say “thank you.”
Man:What do you mean the donor?
Woman:You didn't know?
An anonymous donor is paying the bill for most of the sculpture.
Man:Not the university?
Woman:No! His assumptions about who's paying for it are all wrong!
Man:Still, I wonder if he has a point about the space it'll take up?
Woman:Well, you know why Paul is upset.
He and his friends are always out there on the lawn right where the sculpture will be, kickingaround the soccer ball.
Now they'll just have to use another part of the campus to play.
Man:Oh! So he just doesn't want to have to move.
Woman:Yeah! For him, it's sculpture versus convenience.