剑桥雅思9全真试题听力部分 Test3(2-1)

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    TEST 3
    SECTION 2-1

    WOMAN: For the second in our series about locally-run businesses,we meet Simon Winridge,co-founder of the hugely-successful Winridge Forest Railway Park.Welcome,Simon.Now,perhaps you can begin by telling us a little bit about how it all started.

    MAN: Well,during the 1970s,my wife,Liz and I had just acquired 80 acres of sheep-farming land,and we decided to settle down and have children.Pretty soon we had a daughter,Sarah,and a son,Duncan.The place was wonderful for the kids:they particularly loved trains and gradually built up an enormous network of miniature railway track.I began to develop larger-scale models of locomotives but we didn't think anything more of it until I went on a trip to a theme park near Birmingham and decided we could do a much better job!So we set up a small one ourselves based on the miniature railway and we opened to the public for just a month that year,1984 - in July - our driest month - because our children said they didn't want our guests to have a miserable,wet visit.I deait with Park business and Liz carried on with the farm work.

    WOMAN: It soon became clear that we were onto a winner.We began to extend the railway track and lay it among more interesting landscape by planting trees,which in turn attracted more wildlife,and by making cuttings through the rock.

    MAN: Nowadays,we're open all year round and we're pleased to say that Winridge is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the area - with 50,000 visitors a year - a million and a half people have been through our doors since we opened.

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