IELTS Listening 11 - Section 1

IELTS Listening Tip

Try to make notes as you listen this can help you to make an educated guess for any answers you don't get. You may guess correctly, and if you leave an answer blank, it is definitely incorrect! Remember to check your spelling as you transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear.
There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in four Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.

Now turn to section 1: You will hear a man telephoning a sports club to ask about membership and facilities. First you have some time to look at Questions 1-10.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So Flagstone has been written on the form. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen, because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.

Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

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Questions 1-4

Complete the sentences below, using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Notes on sports club

Example:
Name of club: Flagstone
Facilities available:
  • Golf
Classes available:
  • kick-boxing
Additional facility:
  • (restaurant opening soon)

Questions 5-8

Choose the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO NUMBERS for each answer.

MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES
Type Use of facilities Cost of
classes
Times Joining
fee
Annual subscription
fee
GOLD All Free Any time 250
SILVER All From am
to pm
225 300
BRONZE Restricted 3 from 10.30
to 3.30
weekdays only
50

Questions 9-10

Complete the sentences below, using ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

9To join the centre, you need to book an instructor's .

10To book a trial session, speak to David (0458 95311).

CHECK ANSWERS

WOMAN:
Good morning, oh sorry, it's gone 12, I'll start again, good afternoon, Kingswell Sports Club, how can I help you?
MAN:
Oh, good afternoon. I was wondering if you could give me some information about membership and facilities.
WOMAN:
Of course. What would you like to know?
MAN:
Do you have tennis courts, for example?
WOMAN:
No, I'm afraid we don't. We're primarily a golf club.
MAN:
What about football? I heard you had a team.
WOMAN:
No, I'm sorry. Perhaps you're thinking about Fresham Sports Centre.
MAN:
Oh, right. I know it. I've played badminton there.
WOMAN:
Have you? They've got a lot of facilities we don't have and vice versa. We do have a keep-fit studio, which is very popular with members, and then as well as that there's swimming, of course.
MAN:
That's good. I like to swim every day.
WOMAN:
We have a range of classes too.
MAN:
Do you have judo classes? I'm keen to learn.
WOMAN:
Well, at the moment we offer kick-boxing. We're planning to add judo and stretch classes soon. We're currently running a range of yoga classes, too.
MAN:
What about relaxing after exercise? I assume you have a restaurant or something.
WOMAN:
At the moment, we've got a salad bar which is very popular. We'll also have a fully-licensed restaurant by the end of the year.
MAN:
Sounds good!
WOMAN:
What kind of membership are you interested in?
MAN:
Um I'm not really sure. What are the options?
WOMAN:
Well, there are three different membership schemes.
MAN:
I see. What's the difference?
WOMAN:
Well, the first one's called Gold, and you can use all the facilities at any time of the day or week. You can also join in as many classes as you like for free.
MAN:
That sounds good. Is it very expensive?
WOMAN:
Well, you pay a 250 joining fee and then it's 450 - oh no, I'm sorry, it's just gone up by 50, sorry about that - it's now 500 for the annual subscription fee.
MAN:
Right, got that. And what's the next type?
WOMAN:
Well, that's Silver - it's the same as Gold except you have to pay a small fee of 1.00 per lesson for any you do and you can only use the centre at certain times.
MAN:
I see. So when exactly?
WOMAN:
You can only use the facilities between 10 am and 4.30 pm.
MAN:
So I couldn't use the pool at 8 in the morning or evening, then?
WOMAN:
That's right.
MAN:
OK. And the price for that? Is the joining fee the same as for Gold?
WOMAN:
Actually, it's slightly less than the 250 - it's 225, but the annual fee is only 300. Does that sound more like what you want?
MAN:
Well, it's still rather more expensive than I thought. I'm a student here in England and I'm only here for six months.
WOMAN:
Ah, then the Bronze scheme would probably suit you best.
MAN:
How is that different?
WOMAN:
Well, some of the facilities have restricted use.
MAN:
And do I have to pay for classes?
WOMAN:
Yes, it's 3 for each class you join.
MAN:
I see. And what are the hours then?
WOMAN:
Between 10.30 and 3.30 weekdays only and you pay a 50 joining fee. The annual fee is 180 - it works out at 15 a month, so that would be quite a lot cheaper.
MAN:
Oh, that should be all right. I could come in my free periods. What do I have to do if I want to join?
WOMAN:
Well, we book you in for an assessment with an instructor, who will show you how to use all the equipment. If you want to organise a trial session and look around the centre, you'll need to speak to David Kynchley.
MAN:
Could you spell that please?
WOMAN:
David K-Y-N-C-H-L-E-Y. I'll give you his direct line number. It's oh-four-five-eight-nine-five-three-double one.
MAN:
Thanks.
WOMAN:
Thank you for calling Kingswell Sports Club.

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