I'm trying to improve my listening but it's difficult to me. Could you help me?

Listen to English Listening | LearnEnglish | British Council | The Birth of a Star

I can't understand what is he saying at 0:02 - 0:03 (after "Welcome to this recording").

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I can't understand what is she saying after "listen and repeat (????)"

Thanks.