IELTS LISTENING S54T2
Leisure Complex Plan
Director: Hello and thank you for attending this meeting. I have called it to discuss station matters as there have been a number of changes made and I want to ensure that you are all filled in. Well as I’m sure you will all have heard there are plans underway to make some alterations to the station complex though we did the reconstruction work that occurred last year. From the data collected this year we have learned that our station is too small to cope with a large number of visitors passing through it on a daily basis.
However, relocation is unnecessary which means you our staff will be unaffected and can continue with your work as normal. We have decided that our only option is
to make the area bigger by building new platforms and new facilities such as cafes and lounge areas. We have already purchased the site on which these new facilities will be constructed. We had initially planned to build on the site of the old industrial buildings. However tests carried out on the soil and water showed that it was too highly contaminated with waste from the industrial processes instead we have purchased the site just across the road on which there used to be a lot of Q12 houses that were later converted into shops. These buildings will of course be demolished to make room for our new facilities. What is going to be built on this new site, I see you thinking to yourselves there have been a lot of ideas put forward by all the parties involved initially the station had planned to use the site as Q13 a car park. However we decided this would be a very unsatisfactory way to occupy the space, instead we have hired an architect who has an exciting vision to transform the site into a large leisure center
complete with cafes, shops and a lounge where visitors can relax. We hope that this new complex will attract many visitors not just from the station but also from the apartment blocks in the nearby town centre. As part of the construction works we are also going to create new formal gardens where visitors can enjoy the greenery and sit outside in the fresh air. The new leisure complex will be located to the right of Q14 the shopping district so these formal gardens will serve as a meeting place for pedestrians.
Now i’m delighted to be able to introduce you all to the plans for our new complex, so if you could please focus your attention on the maps in front of you. We will start at the main entrance and make our way towards the Q15 cafe which is located behind the wall that we can see directly in front of us, just next to the rear entrance. In this position the cafe is obscured from the entrances which will keep the space warm and also create an intimate atmosphere. Once visitors arrive at our station they often need further transport in order to reach their homes. Therefore we have introduced a Q16 taxi rank with its own waiting area in order to reach these facilities the visitors must simply leave the complex via the rear entrance and turn left visitors who have traveled to the station by car can leave it in the Q17 car park for a small fee, which is located just outside of the rear entrance to the right. At present our station does not have an internal seating area for passengers so they are forced to wait for their trains outside on the platforms which can be particularly unpleasant during the winter. We have therefore decided to introduce a Q18 passenger waiting area inside the new complex to the right of the rear entrance, with comfortable seating where passengers can pass the time comfortably in the warmth. As this space is a distance away from the station we have also proposed a Q19 waiting area for wheelchair users that is closer. As visitors enter through the main entrance this space will be located behind the wall to their left. Finally we have also decided that it would be a great idea to introduce a new Q20 tourist office where visitors can get maps and information on our wonderful town. We want this new office to be easily accessible so visitors entering through the main entrance will find it directly to their right.
Now I think that’s all i have to tell you please feel free to ask any questions if you would like to know anything else.