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 mirtha on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 19:18

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Yes, I have a local Library. I go there once a week. I can read or listening books, I can connect my phone to the internet or use a computer and I can borrow books, movies, video games and musical instruments.
Hi mirtha !. I am keen on reading books. I usually go there twice a week. I like to discuss with you some books that you read and also like to hear your ideas. Thanks

Submitted by Agnaldo Penides on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 20:50

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hello everyone...there is no library near my house, it´s about 20 minutes from here.

Submitted by RicardoRodrigu… on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:31

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hi. when I go to library I go to read or investigation.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 12:44

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Yes, there is a local library where I live, which is helpful. :)

Submitted by Aless on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 00:27

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Yes, there is a library in my city. I went sometimes for homework

Submitted by Turko on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 06:00

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Yes we have a library at universty,but this is so pretty old and it havent enough book.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 02:21

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Yes, there is a library in where i live, but i didn't often go to the library in my city because i just stay at home when i am back at home. I stay in other city for taking taking my undergraduate program. Usually, I often to go to campus library to finished my homework or just for waiting the next classes. *please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english. Thank You !!!

Submitted by Brona on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 22:02

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Unfortunately all the libraries near to my place are closed for good due to funding problems. And so I don't go to libraries as such. But I would have surely visited one if they were open.