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 Yessica1 on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 21:58


In my school there is a library, sometimes I go when I have time. I like to read the Harry Potter sagas. We also have books in English and I like to see how much I can understand or at what level I am in reading comprehension.

Submitted by Nasimmm on Tue, 18/10/2022 - 20:40


There is one big library near my home but i don't go there because my little home is so quite. I enjoy that work and study in my home.
It is even possible that there isn't any voice except for my own voice for few days!

Submitted by GhadeerKurdi_98 on Fri, 14/10/2022 - 08:34


I have a local library far from my home but near my work. I go there after work about every 5 months especially when I have some freelancing work to do in a quiet place.

Submitted by J-Castle on Wed, 05/10/2022 - 13:32


There is one library nearby my home; the last few years I spent quite a lot of time studying my degree due to there is a quiet study room. Nowadays I just go to borrow some books that, previously, I have checked if they are available using the internet search engine through the library web site

Submitted by cesarasg on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 00:28


Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
No, there isn't a local library, the nearest library is about 30 minutes by car. I go two or three times a month. I like to go to the library to read books and old newspapers.

Submitted by Sofía02 on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 04:30


In my city there are several library and once I was sent to the national library of my country, as was necessary for a task. I didn’t go back or go to another bottle.

Submitted by tnvchannel on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 10:42


A local library isn't had near my home.

Submitted by LearningTeaching on Fri, 19/08/2022 - 14:06


Yes, there are many big libraries in our city. I would have gone to the library more a few years ago, but now I can't spare time to read books on different topics due to the large number of classes.