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 OlaIELTS on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 20:18

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Yes. More often. I read my book there.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 12:55

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I have many libraries near my house but I don't have a library card because I learn everything I need on the Internet

Submitted by AlejandraIlud22 on Mon, 23/03/2020 - 02:27

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I have a library near me. I haven't visited a library in four years. Now I consult all the task on the internet.

Submitted by Diana Avila on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 21:46

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When I was in the school I frequently visited the library in the center of the city and there my classmates and I search about different topics for our graduate work

Submitted by Lakbir othman on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 15:16

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Yes, I had it when I was studying at university and i go there when i wanted read a book or do exercices
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 12:09

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Whenever I visit a library, I wish I could live there as a bookworm, but actually I prefer reading books lying down! ;)

Submitted by Ali samer on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 10:23

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iam studying English i want practice with any one ???
Hi! I studing English the same but my problem is when I become speak English, I`m so upset and I think I looking stupid, when I can`t explain something and prefer writing. How I can running of that problem? :/

Hello Stela,

It can be difficult speaking in a foreign language, can't it? We can feel a little bit silly, and think that other people might laugh at us. But is this how you feel when someone from another country tries to speak your language? Do you laugh at them? I expect you don't, and the truth is that we all react in this way. We know learning a foreign language is not an easy or quick thing, so we are encouraging and helpful. There's no reason for you to imagine that people won't be the same way with you.

 

Confidence is key, and the more you speak, the more confident you will be. When I learn a foreign language, I speak all the time to myself at home, or to my dog (who is very patient). I describe what I'm doing, I have 'conversations' with the radio or television, I describe what I can see in front of me and so on. In this way I learn to speak more quickly, even if my grammar is not perfect, and when I need to speak to somebody else it is much easier. I think this is the best advice I can give: speak at home and when you're alone - it really will help.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team