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 vuhoap on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 00:51

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I don't know whether there has a local library where I live or not. However, when I was college, we had a university library. I often went to library in the lunch time in the days of week. Sometimes, I went with my friends. We did the exercise together or prepared for next lecture. That was all memory that I had.

Submitted by nhuvannam93 on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 15:00

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there is no library where i live, i like look at books online

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 04/10/2021 - 10:40

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No, I'm live a city but all libraries are very far from my location. I like to read in home.

Submitted by Minnu on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 11:27

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Yes.There is a local library near to my home and I was a regular member there before this COVID pandemic. Now the library opens rarely so I had been stopped to take out book from the library. Before pandemic I used to visit there every week and take out at least one book and I try to return the book before due date however sometimes I forgot to return books and paid fine for that. Mostly I tried to avoid mobile phone when I was inside the library otherwise I always use phone rather than reading books. I used to read lot books when I’m younger but now I didn’t get enough time to read because of work.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Thu, 08/07/2021 - 14:16

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Yes, there is a library near my house. Normally, I go once a month. I get books to read.

Submitted by saeedebrahimip on Mon, 14/06/2021 - 11:53

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Yes I do. I rarely go there, because their books are really old. I offer buy new books.
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 14:46

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Near my house there is a library, right next to my daughter's school, when I have some important exams, I visit this place, so I focus better.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 13/05/2021 - 14:30

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Recently I enjoy reading a bookstore like a library. :)

Submitted by Samqaid on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 22:15

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No, i have an university library So i sometimes borrow some books. At studying time, i'm going there and bring my laptop and wear the headphones then i listen to music and have fun, i'm intersted in borrowing books