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Receptionist: Good morning, Brownton swimming pool.
Tyrone: Hello, I’d like some information about the water polo club.
Receptionist:  Yes, of course. We have an under 14s club, an under 16s club, an under 18s club and an adults club. How old are you?
Tyrone: I’m 15.
Receptionist: OK, so you want the under 16s club.
Tyrone: Yes.
Receptionist: Just a moment ... yes, we have two places in the under 16s club.
Tyrone: When do they train?
Receptionist: Let’s see, the under 16s train two evenings a week, on Mondays, no sorry, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm. And matches are on Saturday mornings.
Tyrone: When does the training start?
Receptionist: Training starts next week, on September 2nd.
Tyrone: OK. And how much are the classes?
Receptionist: Classes are free for under 18s.
Tyrone: Great! What do I have to do to join?
Receptionist: You have to come to the swimming pool and complete a form. You need to bring a photograph too.
Tyrone: OK.
Receptionist: Can I take your name?
Tyrone: Yes, it’s Tyrone Williams. 
Receptionist: OK, thanks. Tyrone. 
Tyrone: Thanks. Bye.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

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Submitted by Valentina_909 on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 22:36

A few years ago I was in basketball club in my school. We trained one time at week for the little space and for the many clubs there were.

Submitted by hohooibin on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 03:42

Yes,I am a member of the basketball club.I join the club since I am 13 years old.We participate matches every year.Luckly we get first runner up in year 2019 and second runner up in year 2020.We are happy to get these achievement.

Submitted by picopeca on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:29

I’m not member of any sports clubs. For covid-19.

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:35

No im not, but i excersised at home

Submitted by Luna on Sat, 08/22/2020 - 09:28

No, I am not

Submitted by pln on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 12:52

in the past, ı played basketball and volleyball. every summer holiday, ı went to swimming course to practice my swimming skills.
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Submitted by Xuka on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:10

I joined the volleyball club at my high school for 1 year. Twenty members of the club are all the students in grades from 6 to 9 of the same school. We are trained 3 evenings a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the school's volleyball court. Of course, it is free for all students. My teacher is very strict and disciplined. So, all members have to take practice seriously. Sometimes, my club also participates in inter-school competitions and win some matches. I'm very proud of this. Since I played volleyball, I improved my health as well as my height. I become taller, and both of my arms and legs also become stronger. It is a pretty good sport to keep my body in shape.

Submitted by dongsoon on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:49

I was a member bowling and swimming club. I am not very good at it but I always have fun.

Submitted by Nadeem20 on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 13:31

No , but i like playing volleyball

Submitted by anna_v3r on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:40

Yes, I am a member of a volleyball club, we practice three times a week but we don't do matches yet.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:09

never belonged to any sports club

Submitted by nimdini on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:37

I was a member of a tennis club.

Submitted by Pavlo on Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:44

I like to play football but l like to play computer games too.

Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:56

in the past i was a member of a basketball club

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:30

I used to be a member of the basketball club but now I don't practice it anymore.

Submitted by chiarusso on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:17

yes,i am. i'm a member of the volleyball club

Submitted by chiarusso on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:16

yes ,i am. i play volleyball

Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:25

I was a member of a basketball club

Submitted by gio_cra2004 on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 16:22

Yes, I'm a member of a dance sports club since I was four years old and I actually three times a week, every mondays , wednesdays and fridays.

Submitted by _16lx on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:50

no I don't have any member about sports club

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:08

No, I'm a member of my gym.

Submitted by alaricofranca02 on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:20

no, i don’t like water activities, but before I did swimming

Submitted by giogiomas on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:25

Yes, I'm a member of a sport club. I practice swimming twice a week

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Submitted by IrvingHdez3 on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:00

Honestly I don't like water activities, but in the future I would like to learn to swim, since it is good for health

Submitted by ServerMateYT321 on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:46

the preparation doesn't work
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Submitted by JoModerator on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:13

Dear ServerMate YT321,

The preparation game works ok for me. Can you try again? Can you try using a different browser?


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Submitted by ServerMateYT321 on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:41

I was a member in a tennis club but i quit because i needed a break

Submitted by Santos1408 on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 01:09

I don't practice any sports but sometimes I play soccer

Submitted by Almt on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 00:26

It is a very good audio. The questions are focused on the audio and were not very difficult.

Submitted by cadena10Bgsc on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 21:34

Hi! I am not part of any sports club but i will like to enter of basketball or soccer. The audios is very interesting because need concentration a lot and it was a bit easy.

Submitted by lukyamarillo on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:24

I love playing tennis

Submitted by maikha on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 07:21

Yes! I have joined in a badminton club and it's really great!
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Submitted by empty on Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:35

Hi there . I like playing volleyball .

Submitted by Thu on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 07:47

My school has some clubs, it's a chess club, ping pong club, shuttlecock kicking club, badminton club, swimming club. But my joy is singing and there isn't has a singing club, so I can't join any club. But when I grow up, I hope the school will have a singing club. : )
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Submitted by 2good4u on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 18:19

Yes karate,swimming,basketball,football,scuba diving,kick boxing lol iam too busy doing sports

Submitted by teacher_11 on Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:42

I go to the swimming pool too

Submitted by smart_brain on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 08:19

Yes im a membre in a gym team

Submitted by mariafordzun on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:47

No, I am not. Actually, I live i a village and here really are not sports clubs. But I go to the dance in our village club on Saturday

Submitted by AdaGulden on Fri, 12/28/2018 - 18:45

my sports clubs are swimming, running, basketball.

Submitted by BrilliantStudent on Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:55

Yes,I am.I go to the aikido club,fitnes centre,dance club,swimming pool and others unteresting clubs.
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Submitted by 2B on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:46

We love sport so much!!! Our favourites are football,basketball,volleyball,swimming,dancing,gym. But we also enjoy computer games :)))
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Submitted by iiLavenderii on Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:24

no :(

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Submitted by Danganhminh2007 on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:38

It's very good for my health
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Submitted by Danganhminh2007 on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:29

Yes,I play at the basketball club
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Submitted by bilko on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 11:33

I love swimming very much and ı know 4 styles. I would like to get a licence on swimming. In my opinion swimming is the most healty sport...
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 16:37

Yes for swimming
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