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 serena lee on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 03:52

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there is a small library in my country. I usually come there at the week end with my sister. We can borrow maximum 4 books and back after 2 weeks. All of time we study in the library after school time because it is quiet and cool. When I grow up, I will built another library which is bigger and more modal for children.

Hello serena lee

That sounds like a great ambition!

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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 23/12/2019 - 13:01

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I like to browse books in a library. It's quick and easy!
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Submitted by Mohamad-Altaha on Sun, 22/12/2019 - 13:15

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No, I don't, but if I need some books, I can find them on the Internet as a PDF

Submitted by shahhoseini on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 05:46

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There is a public librariy in my city. when I was student, I was going to there and studied but I prefer to work at my home now.

Submitted by elit.sw on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 17:34

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the nearest town to us is a college town, and there is a very big and beautiful library there. I used to go there frequently in the summer but now I am to busy. And of course I studied or did my researches there.

Submitted by Rehameisa on Tue, 26/11/2019 - 09:09

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ilike the way that librarian explained the rules.and how he help student to got all help ..when i was student i did not got that dealing

Submitted by Mehrafz on Sun, 24/11/2019 - 07:28

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Yes I have a local library. I usually go to the local library once a week. I borrow books, or Cd's . I sometimes go the library to read magazines or newspapers . Since there is free internet in the library I also use there to do my research . I usually participate in the book critic meetings in the library in which the writer is invited to talk about his/her book and answer the audience questions. Sometimes I wish I could be a librarian working in the library.

Submitted by Dariusz on Fri, 22/11/2019 - 01:40

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Yes I have a local library but I rarely go there. When I studied I went there many times.
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Submitted by johnny depp on Fri, 04/10/2019 - 06:42

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Thanks so much all of you. you have a good performance in this site. I think English is very good language.