Finding the library

Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

Transcript

Student: Hi. Excuse me.

Student B: Yes?

Student: Where's the library?

Student B: The library? It's next to the registration office.

Student: Ah ... sorry, I'm new. Where's the registration office?

Student B: No problem. See the big building over there?

Student: Yes.

Student B: OK, so that's the lecture theatre. Next to that, on the right, is the registration office. And next to that is the library.

Student: I see. Thanks!


Student: Hello?

Librarian: Hello.

Student: Is this the library?

Librarian: Yes, it is. Quiet, please.

Student: Oh, sorry. Thank you.

Librarian: Can I help you?

Student: Er, yes, please. I want to borrow some books. What do I need?

Librarian: You need a library card. Here's the application form. You can take up to six books maximum today.

Student: OK. Six books.

Librarian: Yes. You have two weeks to read the books. Then you bring them back.

Student: And if I'm late?

Librarian: Every day you are late there is a fee of fifty pence.

Student: OK, 50p a day. Er, anything else?

Librarian: Mobile phones must be switched off in the library. You can bring your laptop, but please use headphones to watch videos or listen to music.

Student: OK, great.

Librarian: And you can't bring food or drink.

Student: No food, no drink. And ...?

Librarian: And please speak quietly! People are working here.

Student: Oh! Oh, OK. Thank you.

Librarian: You're welcome.

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Submitted by gallo on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:08

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Hi friends, I am writting you from a small village in Seville, Spain. In my town there is a public library but I have never used to study or borrow books from there because I have prefered my home to study and I use to look for information from internet. I like reading but I always buy the books which are read for me.
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Submitted by Ana Luisa Sanc… on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:42

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I live in Mexico City, and there are a few libraries here, and I can´t go there often because they are far a way from my house.

Submitted by Liv hoang on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 07:06

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There are lots of libraries in Hanoi City Center. I like library of France cultural center. I go to there afterwork to read and study. I usually borrow books, cds and dvds from library to home.

Submitted by phyulay on Fri, 03/05/2019 - 07:58

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Yes,I have.I went there once a week and I studied there for an hour and then when I went back,I borrowed two books to home.
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Submitted by Hana Jasumin on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 15:18

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yes, i have local labrary but i go rarely there

Submitted by Adem-new on Thu, 18/04/2019 - 11:01

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Yes, I have a library card as well as two different library card. I was going to the local library but at the moment I can't go because the library is so far from me.

Submitted by Petr on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 14:34

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I have a small library in next house. But I don't never used it, because e-library is more comfortable with me. There I can find any book.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:16

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I be familiar with libraries, because I managed a public library in my town for many years. It was a very interesting job, wich gave me great satisfactions.