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 tantawyahmed on Tue, 25/10/2022 - 21:42


Yes, there is a library in my work as I am an assistant professor at a university. I go there for reading the new research published in scientific journals.

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sat, 22/10/2022 - 18:23


No, I don't have a local library in my city, but since I was a student in a univrsity here, I went to the library to borrow some books to read them and do some exercices to prepare for the exam.

Submitted by BEŞİR ÖZDEMİR on Sat, 22/10/2022 - 16:15


how can ı download listening part


If you are using a computer, you can right-click on the audio and then select 'Save audio as ...'. I hope that helps!


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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.