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Listen to Tyrone calling the staff at his local swimming pool and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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Preparation

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Transcript

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.
Discussion

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

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Comments

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?

 

Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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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 :(

Submitted by AdaGulden on Fri, 12/28/2018 - 18:47

Why:(

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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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