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 shahramuteng on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 21:24

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There are two local libraries in our downstreet, I went to one of them once time. and I asked about what I need to use the library. After that, I went to none of them and any other library.
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 11:30

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There are some libraries in my town where I go twice a month to borrow interesting books. I 'm usually a punctual customer, it means that I like to be on time in getting back the books to the librarian .

Submitted by Toanrt on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:05

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We have but no free library 200k vnd a year and i read ebook so don't need to use it

Submitted by samreenmkhan on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:30

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well i don't have a library near my place i have one in my college when i need a quite place to read my test i go there and do my practice there.

Submitted by jdevera21 on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:28

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Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there? I graduated and finished my five years engineering bachelor degree in my alma mater where the main capital of the Philippines, Manila the only state university in the region, I'm proud to say that this more than 100 years old university holds the largest and biggest library in the local city. I usually go there every day during school days especially when there is major research, projects, and dissertation. I and my classmates have tons of happy memories to reminisce inside our library because we had a lot of activities to do so like group study, home works, presentations and reviews for exams. What makes this library special to me there is a place they called "Art Room" a very unique space for those people who want design, draw, and paint because there is a special table for individuals where you can plot your drawings and express your feelings thru art. It's also my past time during long breaks at school and our favorite place to hang out with my friends because in this place you can feel peace of mind and secure that all information that you're looking it's just behind the bookshelves.

Submitted by Mohd_tom1990 on Tue, 23/07/2019 - 20:19

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In my library school if want borrow books you can take one book if when you bring book you can take anthor one. Allso need library card to borrow book.

Submitted by gedi on Mon, 22/07/2019 - 04:28

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yes there is library in my village and i go once a week also i take the form of application to barrow some books

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:45

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yes, we've, but i think its better never inter to this library, because its book refer to world war duration and all are rubbish, well although we are in thirth world fuc... country name is iran, colonized by islam religion from 1400 years before

Submitted by Chue on Sun, 14/07/2019 - 09:46

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Yes,I have.I go there once a week.I lend the books that I want to read and learn about my specialization and also take old questions to study and ask for copying outside.Then, I pay back them to the library staff.

Submitted by thanhtam on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 00:28

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Yes, I have a local library. I had it when I came to library 2 months ago. I like it too much. Because it's easy for me to borrow some books so fast. When I studied at school, I went there one/week to find book for studying. Sometimes I read funny stories. And now in this summar vacation, I off schooll so I have a lot of free time. So I usually go to library three times/week.