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 Rafaela1 on Sun, 07/07/2019 - 14:54

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Yes, I have a local library near my house which has a number of books. I run through some books there. Today, I borrowed 8 books. ◖ฺ|⌯˃̶₎₃₍˂̶ ॣ|◗·˳♪⁎˚♫

Submitted by fariba on Sun, 07/07/2019 - 10:45

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yes ,there is a local library near my home.many years i haven't gone there . i had studied my lessons.
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Submitted by Zaw Win Aung on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 16:14

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I prefer to read books in the library. When my student’s time, I used to go to library and read the books there.

Submitted by Cho on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:07

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There is a library in my school. I go there once a week and read quietly in this.

Submitted by Diana0419 on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 07:09

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Of course! There is a local library where is near my house. I love to go to the library in my free time because the library has a lot of materials for me to read or use, such as CDs, lectures, references and more. Therefore, it is convenient for me to acquire some useful knowledge to preview.

Submitted by chriskutte on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 09:48

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I have a library in the old school of my home town. Usually I don't go to the library. I prefer to read articles and books online.

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.