IELTS LISTENING SECTION 2 – TEST 2

Questions 11–17

Label the plan below.

Write the correct letter, A–J, next to questions 11–17

11 Administration office

12 Sports medicine clinic

13 Bike racks

14 Café

15 Conference room

16 Men’s locker room

17 Pool shop

Question 18

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

18 The sports centre is open on public holidays from

A 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

B 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

C 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A–E.

Which TWO services are covered by the membership fee?

A Personal training

B Swim squads

C Childminding

D Programme design

E Tennis lessons

Answers

11. H

12. C

13. J

14. F

15. B

16. I

17. A

18. A

19.&20. D E (in either order)

Transcript

You will hear an employee of the Sports Super Centre giving a guided tour of the facilities in the centre.

First, you have some time to look at questions 11 to 17. [20 seconds] Listen carefully and answer questions 11 to 17.

It’s so nice to see so many people here on our Open Day – I hope you’ll be impressed by what you see and that you’ll all decide to join up. We have tried to cover all aspects of sport and fitness here at the Centre. Well, let’s start, shall we?

As we’re standing here at reception looking down the long corridor, you’ll notice the car park on your left (where most of you have parked) asks you to reverse into the parking spaces (for safety reasons). Also, this morning, a couple of keen potential members rode their bikes right in through the door instead of leaving their bikes outside there, on your right, where the secure bike stands are. Um … you may be wondering why there are so many mothers arriving with little children – as we proceed, you’ll see that this first room on your right is a crèche, where you can leave your little ones for up to two hours and they’ll be expertly supervised while you work out.

After the crèche, on the same side of the corridor, is the male locker room with showers, spa and sauna. Opposite that, on your left, there’s a staircase leading to the mezzanine floor. You’ll not only get a great view out over the playing field, but you’ll also find a coffee shop and snack bar selling a range of wholesome food and drinks – protein shakes, fruit smoothies … that kind of thing. We won’t go up the stairs at this point – I’ll give you some time later when you can explore at your leisure. Most of you in the group are women … so next, let me point out the women’s locker room (which has the same facilities as the men’s – you know, things like showers, spa and sauna). It’s separated from the men’s locker room by an office which the staff mainly use for administrative purposes.

As we move on, on the same side of the corridor as the stairs, you’ll see the entrance to the main hall, where they hold yoga classes, aerobics, and so on. On the wall here there is a timetable of all group classes and it is updated regularly. Now, opposite the hall is the gymnasium itself. Go ahead – have a look. Impressive isn’t it? Very spacious, light and airy with all the most modern equipment.

As we continue down the corridor past the main hall, on the same side, there is a conference room. This is mainly used when the centre is hosting a big sports event of some kind – it gives the officials a quiet place to gather and have meetings and so on. You’ll have seen the 400 metre athletics track on your way in, beside the car park … we have some pretty big athletics conventions here.

Well, after a strenuous workout, I bet there’s nothing you’d like more than a swim … in the aquatic complex. But first, these rooms on our right are all part of the sports medicine clinic where you have access to a doctor, physiotherapist, massage therapist, podiatrist and even a sports psychologist if you need one. Of course you’ll need to make appointments, but if you have any questions, just pop in and see the clinic receptionist and she’ll help you out.

Okay. Let’s go through the turnstile ahead of us … and here we are … in the aquatic centre … turn left, past the pool shop where you can buy or hire goggles, swim caps and such like … and we’re outside … poolside. Beautiful, isn’t it? Especially on a day like today … go on, dip your toes in the water – and if that’s not warm enough for you, then I’ll take you to the indoor pool which is less than half the size but heated to 32 degrees. Let’s go back past the pool shop and through the double doors to the indoor pool.

Well, that’s all I have time to show you. Let’s go back to the reception area and, if you like, we can run through some details about opening hours, membership and so on.

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