You will hear a student called Janet talking on the phone to the manager of a sports centre about a job. First you have some time to look at question 1-5. You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. On this occasion only, the conversation relating to this will be played first.

 

 

V1: Hello, White Water Sports Centre.

Janet: Hello, er, I wanted to enquire about a job at the centre.

V1: Right, I’ll just put you throught to the manager.

Steve: Hello, Steve Thompson speaking.

The manager’s name is Steve Thompson, so Steve Thompson has been written in the space.  Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Listen carefully and answer question 1 – 5

V1: Hello, White Water Sports Centre.

Janet: Hello, er, I wanted to enquire about a job at the centre.

V1: Right, I’ll just put you through to the manager.

Steve: Hello, Steve Thompson speaking.

Janet: Hello, er, my name’s Janet Willis, Er, I’m looking for a part-time job and I saw an ad saying that you have some vacancies. I was wondering what sort of people you were looking for.

Steve: Well at present we’re looking for a part-time pool.

Janet: oh, yes, I’ve spent the last three summers working for a children’s summer camp, so I did a lot of pool supervision, and I’m actually a sports student – water sports is my special area.

Steve: Ok, well no need to ask if you can swim then …

Janet: No,  I’m  certainly not afraid  of the water. So what does the job at the pool involve?

Steve: you’d mainly be responsible for supervising the swimmers – we have to watch them all the time, obviously, in case of accidents, so you’d have regular shifts there.

Janet: Ok.

Steve: Then as well as that, you’d have to look after the equipment that’s used by the beginners’ classes

Janet: Right – and would I be involved in teaching them at all? I’d be quite interested in that.

Steve: Well, they have their own instructor, so that’s not really part of the job. The attendant’s job does involve taking regular water quality tests … but you wouldn’t be involved in cleaning the pool or anything like that.

Steve: Well, they have their own instructor, so that’s not really part of the job. The attendant’s job does involve taking regular water quality tests… but you wouldn’t be involved in cleaning the pool or any thing like that.

Janet: Ok. And the ad said you wanted someone just twice a week.

Steve: yes, that’s right.

Janet: Can I choose which days?

Steve: Erm, well if you’d rung up earlier you could have done but i’m afraid it’s got to be Mondays and Wednesday – we’ve got someone for Tuesday and Thursdays, and the weekends are already fully staffed. Is that going to be a problem for you?

Janet: No, that should be alright. And the ad said it was evening work, right?

Steve: yes, you start at 6, and the pool closes at 9:30, but you wouldn’t get away until 10 by the time you’ve checked the lockers and changing rooms.

Janet: fine.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 6 – 10

Janet: And how muck do you pay?

Steve: The basic hourly rate is $15, but we’d go up to $19 for someone with the right qualifications.

Janet: Well I’ve got life-saving  certificates and first aid qualifications.

Steve: Oh, with that and your experience you’d probably get the maximum rate then. Obviously, you’d probably get the maximum rate then. Obviously, you’d have to come along for an interview, if you’re interested?

Janet: Oh it sounds just the job I’m looking for. Shall we fix a time for the interview now?

Steve: Ok … er, it’s Janet, isn’t it?

Janet: Yeah, Janet Willis.

Steve: How about Friday morning, Janet? Around 11.00

Janet: Oh sorry – I have lectures, but I could make the afternoon.

Steve: 2p.m?

Janet: Fine. And can I just check on where you are … is it Findon Avenue?

Steve: No, it 23- 27 Farndon Avenue, that’s FARNDON, it’s off East Gate.

Janet: East Gate … Fine. I’ll looking forward to meeting you, then.

Steve: ok, so if you need to phone me before then, you can get through to me directly on 053210

Janet: Is there anything I need to bring along to the interview?

Steve: Well, you do need to fill in an application form- I’ll put one in the post for you, so can you fill that in and bring it along.

Janet: you don’t want me to post it back to you?

Steve: No, just remember to bring it along with you.

Janet: What about references? Should I bring any?

Steve: No, but do have your certificates with you when you come, we need to see those.

Jane: Great. Thanks very much then., I’ll see you on Friday. Bye.

Steve: Bye.


 

1 What do you like to watch on TV?

2 What do you do to keep fit?

3 What do you like to cook?

4 What kind of clothes do you like to wear?


A: Nowadays I don’t actually do much cooking. I nearly always eat in the student canteen. I hardly ever cook for myself these days, But when I was living at home, I used to help my mother with the cooking. I always used to make the salad and cook the pasta and so on.

B: Nothing special, I’m afraid. I mean, when I was younger I used to do quite a lot of running and things. When I was at school I did a bit of sport. But to be honest, now I just don’t have the time.

C: I suppose I like to wear casual clothes. I hardly every wear smart clothes in the evenings or at weekends – I have to war smart things for work, so it’s  good to change into casual things. When I was at school, I always used to wear a uniform and I hated that.

D: It all depends. I always try to watch the news, and I like watching movies, I always used to watch the soaps, but now I find them really boring.


 

A: What do you do to keep fit?

B: Not much, I’m afraid. I don’t really like doing any kind of exercise, to be honest. Of course, I had to do some when I was at school, and I sued to be quite good at football, actually. But these days, I’d rather spend my time studying or reading and so on.