Sports Super Centre | IELTS LISTENING PART 2

Questions 11–20

SPORTS SUPER CENTRE

Questions 11–17

Label the plan below.

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

SPORTS SUPER CENTRE
SPORTS SUPER CENTRE

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

Questions 11–17

11. H

  • Here’s what the speaker says: “….so next, let me point out the women’s locker room….It’s separated from the men’s locker room by an officewhich the staff mainly use for administrative purposes”.
  • Explanation:  We already know that the men’s locker room is at I, and now it is clear that the administration office is located next to the men’s locker room, at H (and the women’s locker room is at G).
  • So, the answer to 11 is H.

12. C

  • The speaker then mentions the ‘aquatic complex’ = ‘aquatic centre’.  Before entering that centre, however, the speaker says: “But first, these rooms on our right are all part of the sports medicine clinic, where you have access to a doctor, …”
  • Explanation:  The plan shows several small rooms on the right before entering the aquatic centre.  These are part of the sports medicine clinic, labelled as on the plan.
  • The answer to 12 is C.

13. J

  • Here’s what the speaker says: “As we’re standing here at reception looking down the long corridor, you’ll notice the car park on the left … 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”.
  • This gives us the answer to – bike stands/ bike racks.
  • So, the answer to 13 is J.

14. F

  • The speaker then mentions the staircase on the left.  The stairs go up to another floor, called the mezzanine floor.  Here’s what the speaker says: “Opposite that, {the men’s locker room} on your left, there’s a staircase leading to the mezzanine floor.  You’ll not only get a great view out over the playingfield, but you’ll also find a coffee shop and snackbar…”
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (F):
    • café = coffee shop
  • Therefore, is the Café.
  • So, the answer to 14 is F.

15. B

  • As we follow the plan, down the corridor, we hear that on the same side of the corridor as the stairs, there is the main hall. This is letter D. Opposite the main hall – on the other side of the corridor – is the gymnasium (which is letter E).  
  • The speaker then says: “As we continue down the corridor past the main hall, on the same side, there is a conference room”.
  • Explanation:  It is now clear, because we know that the main hall is D, that the Conference Room is B.
  • So, the answer to 15 is B.

16. I

  • Next, here’s what the speaker says: “After the creche, on the same side of the corridor, is the male locker room ……..”
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (I):
    • men’s = male
  • Therefore, it is clear that is the men’s locker room.
  • So, the answer to 16 is I.

17. A

  • The speaker then guides the visitors through the turnstile into the aquatic centre outside. There is only one area here, labelled A.  Here’s what the speaker says: “Let’s go through the turnstile ahead of us….and here we are……in the aquatic centre…turn left, past the pool shopwhere you can buy…”
  • Explanation:  Through the turnstile and turn left, and we arrive at the pool shop, labelled on the plan.
  • So, the answer to 17 is A.

Question 18

18. A

  • Here’s what the speaker says: “Now, in this brochure, you’ll see the opening hours: the centre is open 7 days, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday except for Public Holidays which follow Sunday’stimetable. On Saturdays we open at the same time as weekdays and close a little earlier: so that’s 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and on Sundays everyone gets a sleep-in – you can come in between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Explanation: Listen carefully because the time can be a little confusing. It is said that the opening hours for public holidays follow Sunday’s timetable, and later we know that on Sundays the centre is open between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hence, A is the correct answer.

Questions 19 and 20

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

  • Key words: services, covered, membership fee
  • Here’s what the speaker says: “Membership fees cover access to the gym, group classes and the pool but if you want to join a swim squad to train with a coach, you should enquire at reception for prices and timetables. In the gym, personal training is available from one of our dedicated     team of trainers and reception will have more information on who is free when, and what hourly rates apply. However, there is always a certificated instructor on hand in the gym at all times for advice and help and once your membership is paid you are entitled to a free health assessment and you’ll get a programme designed to meetyour own particular needs (…) Now, if you’re a mum or dad, remember you can leave your children in the crèche…. and you’ll have to check the website for times and pricing. Members are also entitled to tennis lessonson a Tuesday or Thursday …”
  • Here are some key words that help you to get the correct answers (D&E):
    • childminding = crèche
  • Explanation: The speaker says that “if you want to join a swim squad to train with a coach, you should enquire at reception for prices”, which means that it is NOT free to join a swim squad. B is therefore incorrect.
  • Likewise, you need to check with the reception or the website to find out the pricing of personal training as well as child care (crèche/childminding). These two services are not covered by the membership fee either. You have to find out the prices.  So, A and C are also incorrect.
  • However, it is said that members are entitled to tennis lessons and a programme specifically designed to meet one’s particular needs. The phrase “entitled to” means that when you become a member, you have this privilege free. Therefore, those with membership need not pay extra for the two above-mentioned services. Therefore, D and Eare the correct answers.

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.

IELTS Listening Part 2 British Council

IELTS LISTENING PART 2

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