好运快三开户Listening Section 1
Cathy: Hello, Hilary Lodge retirement home, Cathy speaking.
John: Hello, my name’s John Shepherd. Could I ask if you’re the manager of the home?
好运快三开户Cathy: That’s right.
John: Oh, good. Hello, Cathy. A friend of mine is a volunteer at Hilary Lodge, and I’d like to help out, too, if you need more people. I work part-time, so I have quite a lot of free time.
Cathy: We're always glad of more help, John. Shall I tell you about some ofthe activities that volunteers get involved in?
Cathy: Well, on Monday evenings we organise computer training. We've got six laptops, and five or six residents come to the sessions regularly. They're all now fine at writing and sending emails, but our trainer has just moved away, and we need two or three volunteers who can help the residents create documents. Just simple things, really.
John: I’d certainly be interested in doing that.
Cathy: Great. Then on Tuesday afternoons we have an informal singing class, which most of the residents attend. We’ve got a keyboard, and someone who plays, but if you'd like to join in the singing, you'd be very welcome.
好运快三开户John: I work on Tuesdays at the moment, though that might change. I’ll have to give it a miss for now, I’m afraid.
Cathy: OK. Then on Thursday mornings we generally have a session in our garden. Several of our residents enjoy learning about flowers, where they grow best, how to look after them, and so on. Is that something you're keen on?
好运快三开户John: I’m no expert, but I enjoy gardening, so yes, I’d like to get involved. Do you have your own tools at the home?
好运快三开户Cathy: We've got a few, but not very many.
John: I could bring some in with me when I come.
Cathy: Thank you very much. One very important thing for volunteers is that we hold a monthly meeting where they all get together with the staff. It's a chance to make sure we’re working well together, and that everyone knows how the residents are, and what's going on in the home.
好运快三开户Cathy: Now obviously we'd need to get to know you before you become one of our volunteers.
John: Of course.
好运快三开户Cathy: Could you come in for an informal interview - later this week, maybe?
John: I’m busy the next couple of days, but would Saturday be possible?
Cathy: Certainly. Just drop in any time during the day. I won’t be working then, so you'll see my assistant, Mairead.
好运快三开户John: Sorry, how do you spell that?
好运快三开户Cathy: It’s M-A-I-R-E-A-D. Mairead.
John: OK, got that. It's not a name I’m familiar with.
Cathy: It's an Irish name. She comes from Dublin.
好运快三开户John: Right. And the road that Hilary Lodge is in is called Bridge Road, isn't it?
好运快三开户Cathy: That's right. Number 73.
好运快三开户Cathy: Oh, one other thing you might be interested in - we're holding a couple of 'open house' days, and still need a few volunteers, if you're available.
好运快三开户John: What are the dates?
好运快三开户Cathy: There's one on April 9th, and another on 14th May. They’re both Saturdays, and all-day events.
好运快三开户John: I can certainly manage May 14th. I’ve got another commitment on April 9th, though.
好运快三开户Cathy: That would be a great help. We're having several guest entertainers - singers, a brass band, and so on - and we’re expecting a lot of visitors. So one possibility is to help look after the entertainers, or you could spend an hour or so organising people as they arrive, and then just be part of the team making sure everything's going smoothly.
John: Well, shall I show people where they can park?
好运快三开户Cathy: Lovely. Thank you. One reason for holding the open house days is to get publicity for Hilary Lodge locally. So you may find you have someone from a newspaper wanting to interview you. They’ll want to find out from two or three people why they volunteer to help at the home. We’re trying to get a TV station to come, too, but they don't seem very interested.
好运快三开户John: I don’t mind being interviewed.
Cathy: Good. Well, if you come in for a chat, as we arranged, we'll take it from there. Thank you very much for calling. John: My pleasure. Goodbye.