Shopping Centre Visit

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This listening exercise is a tour guide talking about a shopping centre visit. This is a multiple-choice listening exercise for Part 3 of the B1 Preliminary Listening Test. This gives you practice before you take the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary exam. 

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B1 Preliminary Listening Test Part 3 – Shopping Centre Visit

You will hear a tour guide talking to some tourists about a visit to a shopping centre.

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Tour guide: Before we go on to look at the cathedral, we’re going to spend a couple of hours here in the shopping centre. So get out your wallets and your credit cards. Some of you might want to get some cash first of all. There is a bank. It’s on the first floor. You can’t miss it – it’s next to the cookie shop. Just follow the delicious smell l If you’re looking for particular shops, it might be a good idea to have a map. The newsagent’s over there has some which are free. See where I mean? OK?

When you’ve spent all your money, you’ll want to have something to eat. If you want a proper meal, there’s a really good restaurant in the main square opposite the fountain. But if you want to spend more time shopping, so just want to have a quick snack there are several places where you can get a sandwich and a drink, but the best one is the snack bar just over there beside the lifts. As well as sandwiches you can get salads and cakes. It’s open now, but it does most of its business in the morning and at lunchtime, so it closes at a quarter past two. It’s best to get there by about one o’clock anyway or there isn’t much choice.

Now, the last thing is very important. We’re meeting again at a quarter to three. If you go out of the centre through these doors and turn left, you’ll see a large shop selling carpets. The coach will meet us outside the shop. The shop’s name is Whitmarsh. Now, do you want to write that down – I’ll spell it for you. That’s W-H-I-T-M-A-R-S-H. OK? Now, have a good time and I’ll see you later.

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