W: Stan, do you have a minute?
M: Oh, hi, Cathy. Sure. What's up?
W: Well, (1)________________________________________________.
M: I'm not in there very often.It's so noisy that I can't work.
W: That's exactly what I'm getting at.We're supposed to be able to do our preparation and marking in that office, but have you noticed?Jack constantly has students coming in to get help with his course.A lot of people are going in and out.
M: Has anybody spoken to him about it?
W: No, not yet, but someone's going to have to.
M: We can't really ask him to stop having students come in for help, can we?
W: No, of course not.But I'm not able to do my work and neither are you.(2)_______________________________________.
M: Hmmm, could we ask for a kind of meeting room?When the teachers have to talk with a student,they could go to the meeting room and not use the office.You know, there's a room down the hall,a rather small room that we could ask to use.It's only for storing supplies.
W: You mean that little storage room?Oh, that would be too small.
M: Are you sure? (3)________________________________________.
W: Come to think of it, you may be on to something.I'd like to have a look at that room. Can we go there now?