The computer department is considering offering evening classes in the fall. The proposal to add the classes is a response to student complaints that daytime computer classes have become increasingly overcrowded and there are no longer enough computers available. The department has decided that despite some added expense, the most cost-effective way of addressing this problem is by adding computer classes in the evening. It is hoped that this change will decrease the number of students enrolled in day classes and thus guarantee individual access to computers for all students in computer classes.
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M: I just don’t think this will work.
W: Why not?
M: Because it’s not gonna solve the problem. Students are busy at night, I mean, we have jobs, families, clubs, social events, most of us already have something to do every single night of the week.
W: I see your point. I sure couldn’t fit anything in my schedule during the week. I’ve got swimming practice most nights.
M: Right. And as far as the expense goes, I think they are going about the wrong way. I mean, it costs money to hire more teachers in keeping the academic building open later, which is a lot more expensive than just simply buying more computers.
W: More computers?
M: That’s right. Computer prices have come way down in the past few the years, so the department won’t have to spend this much now as they did in the past. Besides, the computer department classrooms, you know, the rooms themselves, they are actually very big. There’s plenty of space to add more computers.
30점을 위한 해설
리딩의 알림 내용: The computer department is considering offering evening classes in the fall. (컴퓨터 학과는 가을 학기에 저녁 수업 제공을 고려중임)
첫번째 이유: Evening classes would solve the problem of overcrowding and shortage of computer in daytime classes. (저녁 수업은 낮 수업에 학생들이 붐비는 문제와 컴퓨터 부족 문제를 해결해 줄 수 있음)
두번째 이유: Adding evening classes would be a cost-effective method in order to solve the problem of overcrowding and shortage of computer. (저녁 수업을 추가하는 것은 비용면에서도 효율적인 방법임)
남학생이 리딩의 내용에 반대함: The man doesn’t think this is a good idea.
첫번째 이유: Students tend to busy at night. Some have jobs, club activities, or social events. They have something to do every night. Therefore, they would not enroll an evening computer class. (학생들은 밤에 바쁨. 어떤 학생은 일해야 하고, 클럽 활동도 해야 하고, 행사도 있음. 그러므로 저녁 컴퓨터 수업에 등록하지 않을 것임)
두번째 이유: Adding evening computer classes would be costly because they have to hire more teachers, which is more expensive than buying more computers considering classrooms are very big enough to have more computers. (야간 컴퓨터 수업을 추가하는 것은 비용이 많이 들어감. 왜냐하면 더 많은 선생을 고용해야 하는데, 이런 비용은 컴퓨터를 사는 것보다 더 비쌈)
The reading passage is about an announcement, suggestingthat the computer department is considering offering evening classes in the fall.
In the conversation, the man just doesn’t think that this is a good idea.
His first reason is that students tend to become busier at night as some may have jobs while others may have club activities, or social events or they have something to do every night. Therefore, they would be prevented from enrolling in evening computer classes.
His second reason is that adding evening computer classes would be costly because the department would have to hire more teachers, which is more expensive than buying more computers. Considering the size of classrooms, buying more computers would be a more efficient way to solve the problem.
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