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 Suraj paliwal on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 04:08

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Yes, I have a local big library. There is a lots of books and journals available here. You can borrow 3 Books for one week. Everyday you are late there is fee of Rs.10. I am a university student so I usually use university library. There is enough for me. In university library no one can have drinks or food. If you feel hungry you should go to canteen. A canteen where I spent most of my time with friends.

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 19:54

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Yes we have a local library it's near my house but I don't go to the library.

Submitted by Sadflute07 on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 20:40

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No we don't have local library but when I travel to any country I used to visit their local library

Submitted by serena93 on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 20:20

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Do you have a local library? -yes, I do. I have my local library and it's near my home How often do you go there? What do you do there? - I go there several times and I like to take up some books in English to read at home. It's very helpful because I can improve my vocabulary.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 13:38

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When I visit a local library, I borrow some books or just browse a book... ;)

Submitted by shahimian on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 08:29

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There is a student library in my own local but unfortunately it's not allowed limit of Covid-19 for going there. I just use internet for my needs.

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 16:52

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yes, I have a local library, it is near Madrid's park. I hardly ever go to Madrid's library, however, the last year I went there with a friend. In this library, there are a lot of books about different thematics as maths, science, history and sometimes it is full of people.

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 07:06

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yes, I have a library in my city, actually, its like a gigantic library due there a lot of people in my city and the census increase. the library included every books and any language does you think of all the culture's, as well its a popular library in my all country , all the tourists visit the library. the main things in my routine day that going to the library and takes with me some coffee , I know that the rules said that we cant eat or drink in library even though I do it in secret cause drink coffee then read books give a good energy. sometimes, I take my laptop to study there due there is no calm place in my home and that's such a good idea.

Submitted by giopin-1998 on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 09:15

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Until five years ago, I went to my country's library every week, during the summer, to borrow some books. Now, I sometimes go to my University library to study. There's no any fee to pay when I bring the books back late.

Submitted by MJH on Sat, 05/12/2020 - 02:59

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Yes, I have. There are several libraries. There are libraries in the schools and there is a municipal library. Really, I never go to the library because I prefer to look for the information on the Internet.