IELTS® Listening Practice 25

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Listening Script Vocabulary

(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a clerk and a student who wants to join the leisure centre. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 5 [20 seconds]. Now, listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.)

L=Lara

M=Mike

L: Hi, I'd like to join the leisure centre. 

M: OK, I can help you with that. Have you filled out an application form yet?

L: Um, no.

M: OK, that's fine. Just a second, I'll go and get you one. Right. Now, let's start with a couple of questions about your personal details and then I'll ask you about your membership preferences. 

L: OK.

M: Good, so what's your name?

L: It's Lara.

M: OK, and your surname?

L: Knight. That's K-N-I-G-H-T

M: G-H-T?

L: Yes.

M: Got it. And what's your address?

L: Flat 1, 52 High Street, Salthill.

M: OK, and the post code?

L: KY25 6BH.

M: OK. And your telephone number? 

L: 0121 338625.

M: Fine. Right. Umm. I just need to see some ID.

L: Oh. I have passport. Will that do?

M: Yes, that's fine. What's your number? It should be on the back page.

L: Yep. Found it. It's 498276. Do you need to see it? 

M: Yes, and I need to make a photocopy, too.

L: There you go.

M: Right, thanks. And lastly, what's your date of birth, please?

L: 31st May 1998.

(Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you will have some time to look at questions 6 to 10 [20 seconds]. Now, listen and answer questions 6 to 10.)

M: Great. So that's everything I need for the application form. Now, have you had a chance to look at the different membership options?

L: Yes, I had a quick look online.

M: Great. So, which facilities are you interested in using at the leisure centre?

L: Well, the gym definitely, but not the weights room – I think that's separate. I really just want to use the running machines. 

M: OK.

L: Um, also the pool but I don't need access to the water slides. That's not really my thing. What else? Let's see. I might use the sauna and steam room. I'm not sure, though. But I'll tick it anyway. 

M: Fine. If you change your mind you can always let me know later and I'll update your membership. 

L: Umm, classes – I don't think the timings suit me, to be honest. Boot Camp is a definite 'no' for now. 

M: Are you sure? It's really popular.

L: Maybe when I'm fitter, I'll sign up for that. 

M: Anything else?

L: Mmm, that's it, I think.

M: OK then. Well, as I said if you change your mind about Boot Camp, just let me know. I just need you to sign here on the line. Oh, and I nearly forgot, the membership fee is £45 a month and you can pay by Direct Debit. You get £25 off your first month though, and if you refer a friend you both get a free month's membership. 

L: Brilliant. OK, so I'll just set up a Direct Debit. And do I sign here?

M: Yes, just there. You can use the gym from today if you like, but your card won't be ready until next week. It will take 3 days to process and then it will take 2 or 3 days to get to you by post. 

L: Great. Well, I'll have a look around then.

M: Fine.

Please note the way the question is structured.

In the audio, the employee is using a conditional with a future tense, so her card isn't ready "until next week"

However the question is not a conditional. It is just asking when the card will be ready, so it's looking for a specific time, which is "next week".
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