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.



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 Asni on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 21:54

I used to go to the university library to prepare for my exam only when I couldn't do it at home, that used to happen each time that I felt tired, bored or discouraged. I also used to go there when I had homework or project that I needed to work on with other students. I'm not very fond of going to public places like local libraries. I'm the kind of person who needs complete silence to concentrate, so I prefer to study or read alone at home in my room.

Submitted by Shaista on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:57

I go to library twice a day...infact I've bought books from myself ....I prefer to go library there're numerous books which help me alot
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Submitted by Ram74 on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 16:42

In fact, I rarely go to the library because I am using the net to get books.

Submitted by amal.araia on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 00:17

Yes we do. I go once of twice a month to read same foreign magazines and news papers.
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Submitted by Santiago Perez on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 02:01

I remember and miss when at school and in the university often I went to library. Now when I need read a book, frequently I bought or find it in internet.
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Submitted by Ivanox76 on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 06:30

Unfortunately, Nowadays I do not use the library, because all the information taht I need is in the internet, however I really miss those times.

Submitted by JEANMi on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 07:40

Yea, I have some local libraries in my city,but too far for me.

Submitted by moy_israel on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 03:56

Hi! I learned with this lesson some things. a) The verb "To borrow". In Mexico, don't' existed one verb for "pedir prestado" we use the words "pedir" and "prestado". b)The mean of "Lecture theatre". c) The phrasal verb "To bring back". I have many problems with remembering phrasal verbs. In sum, it was a great lesson.

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 14:25

Yes I have a local library, I rarely go there, I only go to borrow books