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Listen to a conversation between two students.
(woman) Hey, Steve, are you ready for classes to start?
(man) Not really. There’s still a big conflict in my course schedule.
(woman) What’s wrong?
(man) This is my last semester and I’ve still got two required courses left to take in order to finish my literature degree.
(man) I have to take both History of the Novel and Shakespeare or I can’t graduate! Problem is the two courses meet at the same time!
(woman) Uh, oh. What are you gonna do?
(man) Well, I talked to the professor who’s gonna teach Shakespeare, he said I could do an independent study to fulfill that requirement.
(woman) How would that work?
(man) I’d read the assigned text on my own, do all the same assignments, and meet with him when I need to, if I had any questions.
(woman) Well, that sounds a good way to fulfill the requirement.
(man) Yeah, plus it’d be nice to have one-on-one discussions with the professor. It’s just that, well, working on my own like that, I’m kind of concerned I won’t be able to motivate myself to get the work done on time. It’s easy to put things off when it’s not an actual class, you know?
(woman) Yeah, are there other options?
(man) Um, yeah, I found out that the Shakespeare class is being offered at another university about a half an hour from here. That university has a really great literature program and our university will accept their credits, so…
(woman) That’s an idea!
(man) Yeah, I’m sure it’ll be a good class. And it’d fulfill the requirement. Only thing is, you know, I’d have to drive a half an hour to get to the class and then half an hour to come back, three times a week! That’s a lot of time and gas money.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which solution you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.
The man has to take two courses to fulfill the requirement but these two courses are scheduled at the same time. In the conversation, they talked about two possible solutions. The first solution is to do independent study in the Shakespeare course. He read texts, finish assignments on his own and have discussions with the professor. But he’s afraid that he won’t be motivated. The second solution is to take the Shakespeare course in another university. But it takes him one hour to drive back and forth the universities. I would recommend he to take the Shakespeare course in the other university. Since he won’t be motivated if he studies independently,this is a good way to motivate him. Although this will cost him some time and money, he will finish the course.