Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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 Andrew Brown on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 17:52

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From where I live, we don't have a local library, but we do have one in school so often times I visit the library in school, mostly reading, newspapers, magazines, books on business, stocks and finance.

Submitted by Yuzana on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 16:37

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There is a local library in my town, Lay Kay Kaw and the library has just been built. It was located in the center of town and fantastically decorated with wall paintings. I have never been to there because it has not opened yet. If it opes, I will use wifi to download documents which are really essential to improve my language skills.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 16:15

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when i was a student, i often went to the library to borrow book and novel
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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! ;)