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 Matilde.L on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:05


I have library in my school and I sometimes go there because I´m having fun when I find out new things.
I love reading horror stories and I imagine a lot of things.

Submitted by MaLidi-18 on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:02


I never have a library in my house but in the school there a only one somethimes in the break I go to read a comics or a fantastics books I like go because I have fun.

Submitted by Sebastian2022a on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:01


My town doesn´t have a library because in Peru the education is bad. I never go in to a library and a does´t like read becuase for is worried.

Submitted by yamileth2010 on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:01


yes I have but is in the school, and I don´t go there because for me is so boring to read

Submitted by BoTShiMaTetsuo on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:00


Yes, in my school we are have a library, sometimes I go to read books but now I never go there because I don't have time to go but I want to.
Whe I went I usually read books about adventures and diferents things I enjoyed a lot.

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