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 Ehsan on Wed, 17/11/2021 - 06:13

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I used to go when I was preparing for university entrance exam and afterward I used to go when I was a student in the university. but I don't go now.

Submitted by cassia_1982 on Tue, 16/11/2021 - 11:44

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I don’t have a library near my house, but I have been reading some books with my son. He brings some books from the library at the school he studies.
I have doubt about the text . The comprehension is that someone is looking for a library, it’s means that is the first time that he is there. So if it’s the first time, why the person said : every day you are late .

Hello cassia_1982,

Yes, that's right, it's the first time the student has been in the library. When the librarian says 'Every day you are late there is a fee of fifty pence', he means that every day that a book is late, you have to pay 50p. For example, if the book must be returned on Wednesday 17 November and you return it on Friday 19 November, you have to pay one pound (50p for each of the two days it was returned late). You can see the full conversation written out in the Transcript -- that might help too.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by John Nguyen on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 02:57

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Where I'm live there's no library, so I'm go to my university where has a library. I regular go to there to do homework and research for information technology

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 12:13

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Where I'm living there's no library but in the city where I was born there was a library where I was borrowing books

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 08:51

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in my university school has a library, i don't go there often because i just go there when i have to do teamwork with my friends because in the library has some private rooms to discussion so we won't disturb the others there. in additions, we can look for documents when we need for our homework.

Submitted by KyawMinThu on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 10:40

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I rarely went to the library when I was an engineering university student.
There were lots of book shelves surrounded the library and various books are available there.

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