Student 1(female): Ryan, I’m thinking about dropping our Chinese class and going back to Spanish. Student 2(male): What? Why? I thought you really enjoyed taking Chinese? Student 1: Well, I do. It’s really fun; it just takes so much extra time to study. I

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Student 1(female): Ryan, I’m thinking about dropping our Chinese class
and going back to Spanish.
Student 2(male): What? Why? I thought you really enjoyed taking
Chinese?
Student 1: Well, I do. It’s really fun; it just takes so much extra time to
study. I feel like I have to neglect my other classes so I can keep up
with the work in Chinese, and I think my grades are starting to slip.
Student 2: That’s really horrible. You’ve already taken two semesters of
Chinese. It seems like a waste if you just quit now. Couldn’t you drop
one of your other classes so that you’d have more time to study?
Student 1: Maybe, but I also hoped that someday I could be able to get a
job where I could speak Chinese. I don’t know if I’ll ever be good
enough for that.
Student 2: Well, you’re fairly fluent in Spanish, aren’t you? Didn’t you
even work at a Mexican restaurant?
Student 1: Yes, I studied Spanish for four years and got a job where I
could speak Spanish.
Student 2: Have you considered studying abroad or taking some courses
over the summer? Maybe working at a Chinese restaurant would help
you too?
Student 1: Studying abroad can be expensive, and have you ever seen a
white person working at a Chinese restaurant? I don’t know…

Question 5:- The students discuss several solutions to the woman’s problem.
Describe the problem. Then state which of the solutions you prefer and
why.

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