[00:00.00]Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
[00:05.86]Professor: Oh, hi, Melanie, how are you doing?
[00:07.94]Student: I'm good. Thanks. [00:08.99]I just have some questions about this paper for your class. [00:11.96]Do you have a second to talk about it now?
[00:13.73]Professor: Oh, yes. No problem. [00:15.33]I have about twenty minutes before my next class. [00:18.44]Will that be enough time?
[00:19.99]Student: Yeah. I think so. [00:21.25]Okay. So the thing is, you know, okay, I'm writing my paper on the history of jazz in New York City.
[00:27.87]Professor: All right. [00:28.73]Well, that's a pretty broad subject.
[00:30.85]Student: Well, actually I'm focusing on a specific decade, the 50s and on...and I'm only doing it on a few specific artists.
[00:38.14]Professor: Oh, okay, because I was going to say that seemed a bit, uh, too ambitious for a ten-page paper.
[00:44.42]Student: Yeah, no, it's not the subject I'm having trouble with.[00:47.60]Actually the paper is practically writing itself.[00:50.18]I mean, I have got a lot to say and it's going pretty well.[00:52.94]The thing is, I have this idea that might make it better and I was wondering if there's any way I could get an extension.[01:00.15]I mean, I know it's due next week. Right?
[01:02.84]Professor: That's right, on Monday. [01:04.56]But I don't understand.[01:06.20]It sounds like you are doing so well. [01:08.26]Why do you need more time?
[01:09.65]Student: Yeah. Well, I could write the paper as it is and turn it in on time and it would be fine.
[01:16.33]Student: But I was just talking to one of my friends whose family has lived in New York forever![01:21.85]And it turns out that her grandfather was actually there, in the period of jazz I'm writing about.[01:27.40]I mean, he was a jazz musician and he actually, like personally, knew the artists I'm writing about.
[01:33.16]Professor: You are kidding![01:33.97]That's a coincidence.
[01:35.80]Student: Yeah, I know, it's cool, right?[01:37.54]So anyway, that's why I was wondering if I could get an extension because I thought it would be really great if I could like interview him for my paper.
[01:46.00]Student: But I don't think I can meet with him until early next week. [01:49.52]So...
[01:50.60]Professor: Ah, I see.[01:51.78]Well. It would certainly add a new dimension to your paper, wouldn't it?[01:55.96]Have you talked to this gentleman yet?
[01:58.43]Student: Uh, no, but I talked to my friend, just, you know, ran the idea past her and she said he would probably love to do it.[02:06.06]But you know, he is busy until next week.
[02:08.21]Professor: Okay. Well, yeah, I think that in this case we can definitely extend your deadline until, that's say, Friday next week?
[02:16.45]Student: Okay. That would be great!
[02:18.12]Professor: But just to be fair, why don't you turn in an outline of your paper on the due date?
[02:23.00]Student: The outline? [02:23.85]Oh, that's no problem.[02:25.23]It's basically done except for the parts about the interview.
[02:28.02]Professor: Oh, yeah. The interview.[02:30.12]Could you have the questions ready then too? [02:32.76]The ones you are planning on asking.
[02:34.57]Student: Sure! Yeah, I can do that too.
[02:36.94]Professor: And then I'll expect the final draft next Friday.
[02:40.03]Student: Okay. Great. Thanks!
[02:41.28]Professor: Sure. I'm looking forward to reading it.