To finish today's program, I want to tell you about the Waterside Shopping Centre, near Northport, which I visited last week. It has something for everyone and I would recommend it for a day out. It's taken three years to build and finally opened three weeks ago, two months later than planned.
Firstly, getting there; there are organized coach trips from most towns in the area but they leave early and come home very late, so I drove. There are 12,000 free parking spaces, so parking is no problem. You can also get there by train, but the station is 15 minutes from Waterside by bus, and the buses are really crowded, so you sometimes have a long wait.
The shopping centre is arranged on three levels. You'll find all your favorites here. In fact if you want to buy a pair of shoes there are 15 different shops to choose from on levels one and two. When you run out of money there are seven different banks, but collect your money before you get to the third level as there aren't any banks up there. On that level, however, there are several restaurants, as well as a cinema with seven screens. And don't get lost like I did, go to the information desk on the first level and get a map.
Before you go back to your car or the bus-and in fact it might be better to do this before you go shopping and have too much to carry-go and see the lake. Take a walk or have a go at fishing, sailing or windsurfing if you have time. Or you can rest your tired feet and watch the birds and ducks, but you are asked not to feed them.
Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. When was the shopping center opened?
解析：细节题。文章详细说明了购物中心的情况：花费三年打造，终于在三个星期前正式营业，比预期晚了两个月，故选B。由选项可知，此题考查时间。听音关键在于抓住主要时间点，two months ago是计划开业的时间，并非实际时间，故C错。
30. What is the best way of traveling to Waterside according to the speaker?
31. What can you do on the third level?
32. Apart from shopping, what else can you do at Waterside?
解析：细节题。短文最后提供了一些建议，包括散步、钓鱼、帆船运动、冲浪等等。A是其中一项，故正确。举例处常考，考生要特别留意，凡听到并列举例之处，就要开始做笔记了。虽然短文提及see the lake，但是那不是在车上看的，因此强干扰项B错误。