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.



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 trongbumchiu on Tue, 29/03/2022 - 15:20


I am not generally go to the library, because i don't have almost read books. I'm going to make a routine with read some books from now. Hope I can do it.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 20/03/2022 - 13:31


Yes, I have a local library. I go there every weekend. I take and return my favourite poetry books from the library.

Submitted by gokhanaktas10 on Sat, 05/03/2022 - 12:10


Yes I have a local library. 3 years ago I went there but I didn't borrow any books from there. We dont need a library card. We can bordro books without a library card

Submitted by anwarul on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 21:55


yes,we do have a library in our territory, and yes its a local library. it provides us books to borrow for a period of time. we go to our library and we sit there to read books or newspaper and magazines for as many hours we want to. we more often visit our library and it tremendously helps us in enriching our knowledge!

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Mon, 07/02/2022 - 07:52


Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
The place that I work in has a local library, I've never gone there to borrow a book, but many years ago I ordered some books about programming but they send me wrong book and I brought them back.
nowadays electronic libraries are increasing and there are many apps that you can purchase e-books and other contents and it's one of the most advantages of E-Commerce.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 20/01/2022 - 16:08


No I haven't, there was one in my neighborhood but it was closed a long time ago, most of the people here buy it's own books or use digital books nowadays. When I want or need a book I use to buy a book or search online books for a digital edition.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

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Submitted by Ipo Soon on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 07:43


thanks, i'm done :)

Submitted by ocelfrat on Sat, 01/01/2022 - 15:00


Yes, ı have a local library. I go to the library twice a week

Submitted by Albert73 on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 21:33


In my country we have two local libraries. Thirty years ago I went frequently to do homeworks from my high school courses. Now, a few people go to the local libraries because they found their information on the internet.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 13:23


There is local library near to our house. I used to go there 6 years ago to get ready for university entrance exam. I've haven't gone there since 2015.