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 mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 14:51

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I haven't gone to the local library since I was 16.

Submitted by Khanhduy112 on Wed, 27/07/2022 - 15:14

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Yes, I have a local library. It's a famous library which has many books and newspapers. The library opens at 6.00 am and closes at 19.00 pm. It's a peaceful place to read books and look for information. Besides, this is a wonderful place to relax after a long working day. I often go to the library on mondays, wednesdays and sundays to read book and borrow some books. I usually come here with my friends and we listen to music and read books together. Because there's the only one library in my town, so it's very crowded espectually on sundays when everyone is off. The library is a place where is wonderful, everyone should come here at least one time in life.

Submitted by amal3535 on Sun, 24/07/2022 - 16:48

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No, I don't have a local library

Submitted by zo_fia on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 09:02

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There's no library in my local area. But I like reading books and studying in quiet places.

Submitted by maljber on Fri, 15/07/2022 - 15:12

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Yes I do, I like go to library, because buy some books of the development self.
And I like read the digital books in my laptop.

Thank for all.

Submitted by Fadiazzam on Tue, 05/07/2022 - 17:30

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I have a library and I usually go to library twice a week , I like read the history books sometimes I borrow the books to read in my home

Submitted by Mm1111 on Mon, 13/06/2022 - 11:10

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Yes, mi town has a principal library and I usually go on Monday and Wednesday because I have a free time and I love read new books.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 05/06/2022 - 20:12

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yes, we have it in my city, i didn't go to the library unfortunately because i'm not fine for lecture, i read some books, but i will try to go to it for reading some books.

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

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Discussion
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