The Reading (45 seconds)

Campus Fitness Center to Close

The campus fitness center will permanently close at the end of this semester. This decision was made by the university administration in coordination with representatives of the student’s association. Unfortunately, the building currently housing the center is very old and the university can no longer afford the cost of maintaining it or providing heat and air conditioning as required. Furthermore, the popularity of the center has declined since the university formed partnerships with several private fitness centers in the city. These partnerships mean that all full and part time students can access five privately owned gyms across the city at no cost.

The Conversation


The Prompt (Prepare 30 seconds, Speak 60 seconds)

The man expresses his opinion of the university’s plan. State his opinion and the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.

Sample Answer