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Joining a gym

Listen to the conversation about joining a gym to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


First of all I’m interested in sportive life style and especially going to gym so when I have to choose one i prefer some specifications such as best rate, large space, not too much members so as not to be too crowded, polite personal trainers, comfortable and calm atmosphere , and diversity of equipments that meet my needs

What I look out for in a gym is getting fit to keep my body and system in perfect condition.

Hi , I think I didn’t get the answers of some questions. They look ambiguous. The on about the personal trainer who tells what to eat , I think it is false because he tells what to do and why . The nutritionist is the one who tells that . Also the wuestion about the charge of the trainer , she mentioned that it is included in the price so no extra charge. Again there is the one about the man who wasn’t convinced at the end of the call . Actually it seems that he was convinced , he said he will do that . Finally she said that there is a three days pass not mentioned that it was free of charge . The question was about a sample visit which is not true .
I need more explanation please
Thank you

Hello ZahraMashama

Regarding Task 1 question 5, you have to look at what is said in the conversation: 'For your first visits we'll assign you one of our expert personal trainers. He or she will design an exercise plan that's just right for you and show you exactly what to do. We even include nutrition advice in the plan.' It's true that who creates the plan is not specified, but since no nutritionist is mentioned at any time, 'True' is a better answer. 

As for question 6, it seems to me that what you say means you think the answer should be 'False', which it is, because you have do have to pay to join the gym. Or have I misunderstood you?

As for question 7, the customer says 'Yeah, I guess', which doesn't show commitment. He does agree to look at the gym more, but it's not clear that he is convinced he will join.

As for question 8, the 'free day pass' is what gets you a sample visit.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I look for a gym because there is very good for my health. When our bodies are normally active, our body's processes of metabolism can function effectively. After practicing sports, your mind will be more flexible and alert and you can learn anything faster. You will have a relaxed spirit. In addition, your body will be perfect. How beautiful your body is when it's symmetrical and not fat.

I tend to search for inexpensive gyms nearby my home, in the first place. As a matter of fact, I am willing to walk max 10 mins to get there. Naturally, it is vital to be well-equipped as well. It is also crucial to have many enough tools when I am working out there. Eventually, there are many gyms where you can listen to awful music during your training so music is another important factor for me.

initially the gym must be near to my house that i can walk all the way to there and i prefer use locker to keep the stuff safe also the gym must under cover by security cameras dispute that security guide present during the days. clean and tidy facilities as a shower, toilet and workout equipment.

If i considered registering at a gym i will probably make sure about the cleanliness of the place and the price of registering of course plus the area needs to be close enough to my house.

What I look for in a gym is space and equipments, It must have variety in equipments that allows us to work out all my muscles with different routines.

Hello, Dear teacher
Could you explain, please?

What does drop by mean?
and is it nessesary to say "does" in the sentences above "it does extra cost though." and
In the sentences "Almost, though" how can i understand "though" does it mean "but"?
Thank you. Rakhmet.
In Kazakh Rakhmet means thank you very much.