Finding the library

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

Instructions

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

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 Binitachowdhury on Tue, 14/05/2019 - 19:26

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Yes, i have a local Library it is actually my University library. I often go there for reading & preparing for my assignments . Besides i go there for time spending.

Submitted by Wahiba on Tue, 14/05/2019 - 00:55

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I had gone to the library of the university for 05 Years when I was student.I went there to borrow books and I revise my lessons. I loved working there it was a beautiful and quiet area.

Submitted by Setareh on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 16:05

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There are lot of libraries in my town, but I never use them, because I prefer study in my house and when I need new books I prefer buy them.

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