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 mrelvinaliyev on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 14:18

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In my school there is library next to director room. I go there often. I get book to read from here. I have two weeks to read books. Then I must give to library. If I late I must give fee of fifty pence a day.

Submitted by frknakgn on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 19:59

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I don't have a local library.There is one but it is far away from home.

Submitted by Akram Mahmoudi on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 19:00

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Yes,we have a local library in our city. We can borrow 5 books each time.

Submitted by MariaFernanda on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 15:31

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I have a local library but never is open, so i aint go there

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 23:56

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I have local library but I never go there

Submitted by Nurieta on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 15:15

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Well, there is a local library next to my house. You can keep library books for 1 week and you can get lots of interesting books.

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 05:46

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Well, there is a local library in my city. Because it was too far away, I often go to my university library.

Submitted by Nway on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 14:09

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We have a local library. I go library one per week. I find the book that I can read, sit down and read the books. I borrow some books to read at the home.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 00:06

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The library now are more digital. However, the lecture of the book is ever a great experience more than digital books.