Smith: You will hear a telephone conversation between the organizer of a park run and a woman who wishes to take part in the run.

Smith: First you have some time to look at questions one to six.

Smith: Good morning Dave, Smith speaking.

Dave: Hi could I speak to the organizer of the Preston park run?


Smith: Yes that’s me.

Dave: Great I was talking to some friends of mine about the run and they suggested I contact you to get some more details.

Smith: Sure what would you like tonight?

Dave: Well they said it takes place every Saturday is that right?

Smith: Yes it does.

Dave: Okay great.

Smith: Do you know where the park is?

Dave: Yes I’ve been there before but it’s quite big and I’m not sure where to go.

Smith: Well there’s a circular track that goes right around the park the run starts at the Q1 cafe. goes past the tennis courts then twice around the lake and finishes back where it started.

Dave: Okay and what time is the run?

Smith: Well the AP to run begins at Q2 nine a.m but the run as start arriving at about eight forty-five.

Dave: Okay so I need to get top early Saturday morning then and how long is the run?

Smith: Well it used to be three kilometers but most people wanted to do a bit more than that so we lengthened it to Q3 five kilometers we now go round the lake twice on that adds an extra two kilometers.

Dave: Right not sure I’ve ever run that fall so what better start doing a bit of training?

Smith: That’s a good idea but it’s not a race it’s really just for fun and the best thing would be to take it easy the first few times you do it and then see if you can gradually improve your time.

Dave: It’s the wrong time then how do I know how well I’ve done?

Smith: When you cross the finish line you’ll be given a Q4 barcode and you take this to one of the run volunteers who will scan it.

Smith: Then you can get your time online when you go home.

Dave: I see you collect all the results.

Smith: Exactly.

Dave: I see that’s great.

Dave: So how do I register?

Smith: Well Laura several ways I could take your details over the phone but it’s much easier if you do it using the Q5 website.

Dave: Okay good I think that’s probably all I need to know for now.

Dave: Yes does it cost anything to register or do you collect money each week?

Smith: Well it doesn’t cost anything to register but we do charge for the run in fact we have just increased the charge to Q6 one pound fifty.

Smith: It used to be a pound but because we were making a bit of a loss we have had to increase it by fifty pay.

Dave: Okay thanks.

Dave: I think I have enough information on taking part in the run.

Smith: Before you hear the rest of the conversation you will have some time to look at the questions seven to ten.

Smith: Now listen and I’ll answer questions seven to ten.

Dave: You mentioned volunteers I have a friend who is interested in helping out can you give me some details so I can post them on to her?

Smith: Sure well you need to ask your friends to contact Pete Q7 Maughan manages all the volunteers.

Dave: Okay I didn’t quite catch his surname was it mon am hello all an.

Smith: No just a bit more complicated it’s M. A. U. G. H. A. N.

Dave: Right thanks and could you give me his phone number?

Smith: Yes just a moment it’s here somewhere let me just find it.

Smith: I have two numbers for him I think the one that begins 1273 is an old one so use this one aids one Q8 01444732900 .

Dave: Hey got that can you tell me anything about the volunteering like what kind of activities it involves?

Smith: Sure well we need volunteers for the basic stuff like setting up the course we have to do that before all the runners arrive.

Dave: Okay so that’s a really early still out.

Smith: Yes that’s right but if your friend would prefer to arrive a bit later she can also help with Q9 guiding the runners so they don’t go the wrong way.

Dave: I believe you do a report on some of the races.

Smith: Yes that’s right in science we do a weekly report on each race and we always try to illustrate it.

Dave: Okay well my friend really likes taking photographs she’s just bought a new camera.

Smith: Surely that would be great I don’t know where the Pete has anyone to Q10 take photographs this week.

Dave: All all at ten OO.

Smith: Okay good could you ask your friend to phone Pete and let him know?

Dave: Yes I am well.

Smith: Okay thanks goodbye.

Dave: Goodbye.

Smith: That is the end of section one you now have half a minute to check your answers.


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