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 SHELJA on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 13:44

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Yes, There is a local library near my colony. I have a habit of going this awesome place every Sunday during mid-day fro couple of hours to read and schedule my day. Like saying, Books are the best friends so i like maintain such companionship with them. I like to read motivational books and newspaper which gives me insightful of knowledge about the world, great people around and their achievements. Moreover, I never use my phone in library to avoid distractions.

Submitted by Minerva on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 02:02

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Hi, no I don’t have anyone near my house, but the main library in Mexico City in near the subway Balderas, but everybody knows this library, today is not necessary to go there because today exists internet.

Submitted by ss on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 23:08

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Yes, we do have a library at the community center. Last time i had visited along with my toddler, they have a children section there were they can draw and colour on the drawing sheets which have printed with pictures of Disney characters. Eg. Princess Elsa, Smurfs etc. I don't regularly visit library. Some times.

Submitted by Sultan2020 on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 21:23

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IN FACT I HAD SOMETIMES I GO TO THE LIABRARY IN MY COLLEGE YES I BORROW SOME BOOKS ABOUT MY DEPARTMENT

Submitted by Nan Mya Sin Th… on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 14:58

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That listening veido is good and useful for my english language listening skills.
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Submitted by shinhaphura on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 03:35

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He...he... I listen to this conversation and had laughter quietly because of Mr. Librarian's voices, ;)

Submitted by Aya Sayed on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 19:59

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Yes, I have a local library .I go there every 3 monthes .And I usually read books, listen to music and do chating.
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Submitted by zabiullah on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 08:23

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where i live it has two libraries sometimes i use library books for researches. these libraries have different rules if you want to take out books from the library you must have library card and if you want to study in the library you must be quit as well as siwtched off your phones...