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 Mennaosama on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 04:18

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i do not have any library inside me so i donot go to it

Submitted by Roger Rogers on Mon, 24/06/2019 - 12:55

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There is a library next to our building but I never tried borrowing a single book. I prefer reading online articles.

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 13:31

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I went to library in my school time. But I can't go now because I haven't got free time.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Mon, 10/06/2019 - 12:18

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I have a liabrary in my collage and I borrow some book and somtime I spend freetime to read some store books.

Submitted by abdalhameed on Sun, 09/06/2019 - 18:08

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I prefer to read in my home, I sometimes go to my university library to burrow the books that i need

Submitted by Agata2021 on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 12:54

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Yes, we have a local library. I go there two times a month. I like reading and usually I borrow books, especially proffesional books for my field.

Submitted by mhazizi on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 16:17

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Hi anyone I have a small library in my hose and a big library in my office. I reefer to my library in my hose every week, but my visit into the library in my office is not a lot. However, I like to visit it very much because the environment of library is very relaxing and quiet. Thanks

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.