IELTS LISTENING S51T2
MEMBERSHIP OF SPORTS CENTRE
TUTOR: So, I’ll hand over now to Julie Brooks.
JULIE BROOKS: Thank you. Welcome to the Sports Center. It’s good to see that there are so many people wanting to find out about our sports facilities. First of all, membership. All students at the college are entitled to become members of the Sports Centre, for an annual fee of Q11 9.50 pounds. To register with us and get your membership card, you need to come to Q13 reception, between 2 and 6 pm, Monday to Thursday. I’m afraid we can’t register new members on Friday, so it’s Monday to Thursday, 2 to 6, at reception.
Now, there are three things that you must remember to bring with you when you come to register; they are: your Union card, a recent passport sized photograph of yourself, and the fee it doesn’t matter whether you bring cash or cheque. We can’t issue your card unless you bring all three; so, don’t forget: your Union card, passport photo and fee. Then once you’ve got your sports Q14 card, you will need to bring it with you whenever you come to Q15 book or use any Sports Center facilities.
Booking over the phone is not allowed, so you have to come here in person, with your card, when you want to book. Our opening hours seem to get longer every year. We are now open from 9 a.m to 10 p.m on Q16 weekdays and from 10 a.m to 6 p.m on Saturdays. For those of you who are up and about early in the morning, we’re introducing a 50 percent ‘morning discount’ this year. This is because the facilities tended to be under-used in the mornings last year. It means that all the sessions will be half-price between 9 am and 12 noon on weekdays.
So, what exactly are the facilities? What sports can you play here? Well, this room we’re in at the moment is called the Main Hall, and it’s used mainly for team sports such as football, volleyball and basketball, but also for badminton and aerobics. On the other side of the Q17 reception area there’s the Q18 dance studio; this provides a smaller, more intimate space, which we use for ballet, modern dance and martial arts – not at the same time, of course. Then in a separate building, which you may have noticed on your way here it’s on the other side of the car park there are the Q19 squash courts (six of them), and at the far end of the building a Q20 fitness room. This is our newest facility, only completed in the Spring, but it’s already proving to be one of the most popular. As well as all these facilities available here on the campus, we also have an arrangement with the local tennis club, which is only two miles away, entitling our students to use their courts on weekday mornings in the Summer. So, I think that there should be something here for everybody, and I hope to see all of you at the Center, making use of the facilities. If, in the course of the year, you have any suggestions as to how the service we provide might be improved or its appeal widened, I’ll be interested to hear from you.