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General Listening Quiz

“Health Club – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Justin: Uh, hi. Do you need some help with those weights? I can move them for you.

Rachel: Uh, no. I can do it myself. I just have to put them back over there.

Justin: No, let me help you. Uh, Oh, Hmpf.

Rachel: Oh, it’s okay.

Justin: Oh, my back!

Rachel: It’s okay, it’s okay. Are you okay?

Justin: I just need to lie down here. Uh. Do you come here often?

Rachel: Yeah. I usually come five times a week.

Justin: Woah, oh man, oh. By the way, my name’s Justin.

Rachel: I’m Rachel.

Justin: Uh, so, where are you from?

Rachel: I’m originally from California.

Justin: Oh . . .ohh!  (Said in agony)

Rachel: Are you sure you’re okay?

Justin: Oh, yeah, um, I’m okay. Uh, where are you from?

Rachel: Um, I spent most of my life in a small town in Utah called Spanish Fork actually.

Justin: Oh, um . . . Ohh, oh . . . I just need to lie here.

Rachel: Okay, um, so, where are you from, Justin? I’m gonna [going to] call the manager.

Justin: No, no, no, no, no! I just need to rest. Oh yeah. I’m from . . .  Spanish Fork.

Rachel: Wait. Are you sure? You’re not thinking right.

Justin: Oh, no, no. Not Spanish . . . . Ah, No, I’m from Salt Lake City. So, what do you do for a living anyway? Are you a bodybuilder or something?

Rachel: No, no. I’m a teacher.

Justin: Oh . . . So, what do you teach?

Rachel: I teach math and science, and it doesn’t take a science teacher to tell me you need a doctor.

Justin: Ahh, no, I’m okay, I’m okay. I’ll, I’ll stand here in a minute. Uh, could I have your phone number? You know, just in case.

Rachel: I don’t think so. I think 911 is the number you need at this point.

Justin: (Crying in pain) Ohhhh!

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • weights (noun): heavy objects that people raise and lower to exercise 
    – We are going to lift weights tonight at the gym.
  • originally (adverb): from the beginning 
    – I originally played soccer in junior high school, but I switched to basketball two years later.
  • agony (noun): a lot of physical or mental pain 
    – Jacob was in agony when he broke his leg during the basketball game
  • town (noun): a small city 
    – Many people run for exercise in our small town.
  • at this point (adverb phrase): now 
    – We have tried a number of activities and sports so far in this gym class, but at this point, what is your favorite one?
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