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.

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 Omar Hegazy on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 03:36

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Hello from Egypt, We have a huge library in my city which is call bibliotheca Alexandria but I don't go there often.

Submitted by Hello from Russia on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:43

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yes, we have, but I never been there.

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 03:19

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We have a big library close to our house. My son and I go there once a week, on Tuesdays to join to mother and child gathering at the specific section in the library. My son has a lot of fun there. There are a few steps for children including reading book, playing with toys and other children, painting and ets. At the end of gathering we can borrow books and song CDs for children and ... . For the especial events like Halloween, Ester, Christmas and... there are many exciting celebrations for mothers and children.
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Submitted by Bignon on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 18:42

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I love reading a lot of book, but since my secondary school I don't go to library again, I find all I need in internet.

Submitted by Nafisa Tasneem on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 06:35

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I am Nafisa.I have my school library and I borrow books from there.Every Week I go there and borrow books.

Submitted by feras on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 14:53

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yes i have . it is near my house i go to libarary to read same books am study and listen to musice

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 15:12

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yes i have , there are a several of libraries here arround me 'cause i live in down town of my city , actually i rarely go there 'cause i don't like to . i prefer to read or study at home i think it 's quite calme

Submitted by miroslaw_kaw on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 00:19

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Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there? Yes, I hace a lot of libraries in my area, but I don't visit them. I was several times at the university library during my studies. I was giving a classes form Maths to some girl. There was peace and quiet. Nowadays mostly university books are on the Internet in PDF version and somebody who is older has the book what I need for sure.

Submitted by Qurbanov Elbrus on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 19:24

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I love library. In the library I feel myself very comfortable