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Health Club

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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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: Oh, oh man. By the way, my name's Justin.

Rachel: I'm Rachel.

Justin: Uh, so, where are you from?

Rachel: I'm originally from California . . . Are you sure you're okay?

Justin: (Said in agony) Yeah, um, I'm okay. 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, I just need to lie here.

Rachel: Um, so, where are you from, Justin? I'm going to call the manager.

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

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

Justin: No, no, no. Not Spanish . . . . Ah, No, I'm from Salt Lake City. So, what do you do for a living anyway? Are you a body builder 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 that you need a doctor.

Justin: No, I'm okay, I'm okay. 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!

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • 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?

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations. [Why do these?]

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