The advantage of the policy that universities do not allow students use television in the dorm is that television could give students a good chance to relax with low cost. Normally students just have to pay a little for the facility itself so that they could enjoy TV programme everyday. But if they hang out with friends for entertainment, they need to pay more. For example, watching movies may cost 60 Yuan around each time etc. However, the disadvantage is that watching TV in the dorm may disturb other especially others are studying in the dorm before the exam.
I agree that newspaper is a better way to get information than television. The main reason is that people can go back to review some information through newspaper while it might be very hard for them to ask former information showed on TV. Also, the information might be much more authoritative than from TV programme. Because most of the information on newspaper are confirmed by editors in the formal facilities. While, reporting news do not have too much time to be confirmed by academic staff.
The school plans to hire a professional director instead of a student director to instruct the spring musical so that students can learn a lot from him during rehearsals, and the director can attract more audience. the woman in the conversation disagrees. First, the director is very busy. He can only come to the school once a week since he has other things to take care of. Students will have less rehearsal time and won’t learn much if they only get to see him once a week. Second, the director is only famous in the area of theater and normal audience won’t know him.
People do not want to buy products they haven’t had experience with . So in order to sell their products, companies would give potential customers free samples first. When they have used the samples, the potential customers are more likely to buy the products. In the example, a friend of the professor’s started a company selling educational DVDs for children. At first nobody bought them. Then the friend sent a free sample to an elementary school teacher. The teacher used it in class and the kids thought it was fun and that they’d learned a lot. Then children started to buy the product and the DVDs became very popular.
The man is moving off campus, so he won’t have easy access to the computer lab to work on his papers. He doesn’t have a laptop so now he is thinking about what to do. His first solution is that he can try to save money by working more hours at the library. But he has a lot of classes now. The second one is to buy a laptop using the money for the winter trip to NYC.
The professor talks about how polar bears keep warm in the cold environment. The first is to absorb more heat and light from the sun. Its fur is white, but the underneath is black, and it can absorb more sunlight. The second is to have water proof oily skin, so that when it swims, it doesn’t lose heat.