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Listen to a conversation between two students.
(man) Hey, Jennifer. How are things going?
(woman) Well, I’m relieved this is the end of semester. But that’s actually part of my problem.
(man) What do you mean?
(woman) Can you believe this? My computer broke yesterday. So it’s at the shop being repaired. It won’t be ready until the end of next week which is when all my papers are due.
(man) Why not use the computer lab? They’ve got lots of machines there.
(woman) I know. But it gets so noisy there that I can’t keep my mind on my work. I mean, when I’m at a computer, I’m not just typing. I’m thinking! So I need quiet to concentrate.
(man) Maybe you can try going in the morning or evening. It might be less noisy then.
(woman) Maybe. But this time of year, everybody’s working on papers. It could be crowded even then.
(man) Hmm. What about calling back the computer repair shop to see if they can have your computer ready at the beginning of next week instead? That would still give you enough time to finish your papers by the end of the week.
(woman) Oh! I haven’t thought of that! The only problem is the shop is closed today and tomorrow for the long holiday weekend. So it’ll be a few days before I can talk to them.
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the woman’s problem. Briefly summarize the problem, then state which solution your recommend and explain why.
The woman’s computer is broken and it won’t be back until the end of next week. But it’s now the end of semester, all her papers are due next week. The man gives her two possible solutions. The first solution is to go to computer club where there are lots of machines. But the woman thinks it’s so crowded and noisy that she can’t concentrate. The second solution is to call the repair shop to ask if they can fix the computer quickly and give it back to her at the beginning of next week. Then the woman will have enough time to finish her paper. But the repair shop is closed today and tomorrow. It’ll be a few days before the woman can talk to them. I would recommend her to choose the first solution. Since time is limited and it’s not sure whether her computer can be fixed in time, using the computer center is the only choice. Even though the computer center is crowded and noisy, it’s always possible to concentrate on work.