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

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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 victor.07 on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 21:03

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Yes, I have a local library but I do not go often. In it students borrow books

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 14:55

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Yes, I have one of the best and oldest libraries around the world, it's Alexandria library, I went there many times, my brother was working there.

Submitted by tvkien on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 04:03

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When I was a student, there is a local library near my university. I often went to the library three a week after finish class. In there, I read books

Submitted by SaraMessa on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 17:56

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In my town there is a local library and until two years ago I often went there to borrow books. Now I have an e-reader and so I'm not going anymore.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 13:17

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I visited a library today and found there were few visitors. Very quiet and somehow I felt happy. ;)

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 18:25

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Actually, I don't have a local library near to my home, but when I was a student I have it. I went to the library once a week for a book. I remember I liked to read books about the British literature, and short stories for practising my reading skills. Nowadays, I read books and news on the Internet, because I think I can find the most update information on it.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 22:15

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Yes, I do. I don't visit library very often, now I can find all what I need in Internet.

Submitted by Minh on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 17:01

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That is an interesting questions. Reading books is my cup of tea. We have a number of libraries around my house. Therefore, I am in the seven heaven, I usually go there twice a weeks. I am keen on reading all kind of books. Fortunately, I am quite reading science books the most, so I have read books and enjoy peaceful. Moreover, I mostly concentrate to think and create a plenty my projects. From of my view, if people enjoy reading books, it give you more benefit than you could imagine.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 02:38

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Yes there is a library in my town. I go there about once every 3 month to borrow books. there is no wifi. when I went to library in Australia or NZ, there are free wifi is normally available at all libraries. and some have cafes. so I had a coffee, using free wifi to look for a job, to search for tips ,to make resume and more. I stayed library much longer than in my country. I miss libraries in Australia and NZ.
Hi TIa vinaka ! I am an interesting reading books, too. It really sounds goods to hear from you. I am keen on reading books. I hope we can discuss about all kinds of books and your ideas.