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 In on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:51

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yes, I have a wonderful library. I use to go every few months and borrow books.

Submitted by IrinAristova on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 18:24

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Yes, i do. When i was a student I often used library. But now I like buying books or sometimes look for a book in the internet.

Submitted by Ngu Wah on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 13:36

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Yes, it is in my local area. But I have never been yet there. Mostly I am reading book at home in my free time.

Submitted by said m on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:32

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hi.i am librarian in iran. i like my job and that is very superb.when i was a child i loved library

Submitted by German on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 01:04

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Yes,I do. I have a library near, about 25 minutes to my house. I often go to the library in order to advance in my master final tesis and I used to take out books but now for the pandemic it´s not posible.

Submitted by Jaouad fathi on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 17:01

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Yes, I have a library in my city but I don't go there

Submitted by abdiaziz matan on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 07:21

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We do have a local library in our country, but it's not my hobbies to go to the it and read books. I prefer reading books in my home rather than going to the library.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 23:54

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Yes, near my neighborhood there is a library called BiblioRecreo this is a project between a library and the super center El Recreo. My daughter and I go there every 15 or 30 days it depends on the quantity of books that we had borrowed.

Submitted by Gilda Di Biagio on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 17:43

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In my city there is a local library, where I ofthen went when I was at university.