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 SABAD MOHAMED on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 17:44

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Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
yes, we have a local library, sometimes I go there, when I went there do I read the medical books, and business books, and rarely do I read motivational books

Submitted by Daii Saad on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 15:45

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yes, I have a local library opposite the petrol station. I go there twice a week.
I read books there and I borrow two books there

Submitted by Kasseopia on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 15:38

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Of course, there some libraries in my city. Unfortunately, I don’t visit them. Nowadays, all information that we need we can find in the Internet. That’s why there’s no necessity to go to the library. Also, If I want to read a book, not electronical book, but traditional book – I buy it in the Internet shop. That’s why I don’t need to go to the library. Actually, it’s not very good.

Submitted by diego_s on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 01:35

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I do not usually go to the local library because they do not have so many books on my interests.

Submitted by Waleed kasem on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 07:44

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when I was living in my hometown 15 years ago, I was going to the library five days a week to study. the atmosphere was incredible. the instructions were clear: no phones, no food, no drink and speak quielty.

Submitted by khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 20:04

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No, I don't have a local library

Submitted by Nori on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 05:35

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There is a library that takes fifteen minutes by foot from my home. I go there once in two or three weeks to borrow some books for my work regarding computer science, programming, and system engineering.

Submitted by badboyzz on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 12:43

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Yes ıt's close to my home.We have local library but I rarely go to there . Because I can't focus in library. Library has always crowded and loudly. When I go to library I do study lecture .

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Tue, 03/05/2022 - 21:50

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No, I don't have a local library, nevertheless, I had gone to my university library when I was a student in ordser to revise my lessons and borrow some books and reports of training in the field of civil engineering

Submitted by hoquyly14112 on Sun, 24/04/2022 - 09:56

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Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
1. In my university has a big library.
2. I often go there to borrow some books, technical books, lesson books, and English books. I can borrow 3 books for 2 weeks and must be regist number card.
3. Sometime I go to the library to learn something, use a laptop and microphone. It has a rule you always keep quitely.