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 Imane Al herchi on Sat, 30/12/2023 - 13:07

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Hello
I used to go to my university library when I was a student. I spent long hours studying alone or with friends and you can borrow books too. I wish it was more quiet

Submitted by imanbtoush on Tue, 26/12/2023 - 00:42

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In my city , we have a university library , it's just for student and employee . Student can take some book and study for their exam. Also , we have a joke about this library , if you study on it , you fail hhhhhh.

Submitted by MABCAN on Thu, 14/12/2023 - 22:22

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When I was a student, I always was going to libraries of schools and universities to read books or borrow them.
But, Nowadays and with the spead of the internet, people have preferred reading online books or listening to Audiobooks from mobile phones or laptops instead of going to libraries.

Submitted by dkythien4 on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 16:47

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Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
I sometimes go to library at my school. Sometimes When I want to have a place quiet to work or study.

Submitted by ahmedadde70 on Wed, 22/11/2023 - 16:44

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Yep we have a library in the inside of our university, i like to go every time that i got free time to improve my education.

Submitted by Gilberto Assunção on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 12:57

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I used to go to the library when I was a teenager, but today with Internet... I can access books from my pc. Nowadays, we live in a different time and we have to use new technologies to our self-development.

Submitted by white shadows on Thu, 09/11/2023 - 10:07

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I hardly ever go to library because we don't have library in our town , but I love reading and relaxing in the library and I go every month. it feels really interesting.

Submitted by mermanha on Mon, 06/11/2023 - 09:24

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I usually go to library every weekends because I'd love to read books to improve my knowledge! :)))

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sun, 22/10/2023 - 12:17

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In my mother's town used to have a library where we could borrow some books but it was just allowed to take one book each time and we could remain it per one month. I was so enthusiastic and happy when I had been there I could choose nice books and the library atmosphere was so motivating.