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 Angel7768 on Sat, 01/06/2024 - 01:29


Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?

Yes, I do. In my country don´t use the library frecuently, people work and live the life running all the time.
When i have the oportunity I go to the library, that´s near to home. It has classic books and english books too.

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Submitted by Lovish on Tue, 21/05/2024 - 13:17


No, I don't have a local library. If I had, I would go for deep reading.

Submitted by S. Reza on Mon, 08/04/2024 - 07:56


Yes there is a library at the school where I work. Almost every day I visit the library to read books.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Tue, 12/03/2024 - 11:28


In my mother's town where I used to live when I was a child there was a library. It was a huge, old and imponent building with enormous windows. it inspired me so much and motivated everyone to dedicated of reading....Definitely inside we couldn't make some bruit we just could speak quietly....

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Submitted by davevud on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 06:19


Yes, we do have library in university. Mostly, I go to the library once a week to study and read books concerning with my learning.

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Submitted by Lourdes_BL on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 03:41


I went to the library frequently when I studied in the college, but now I usually search on the internet.

Submitted by Fatma 2003 on Wed, 14/02/2024 - 07:14


In my faculty, library is in the first door . it's very small and next to the seminar room .

Submitted by Ngoc Anh119 on Tue, 13/02/2024 - 08:39


Have a big library near my house. When my kids finish school time, we often go there. They read books and play games with their friends.

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Submitted by Ahmeddeda77 on Sun, 28/01/2024 - 12:53


We have the biggest library in Jeddah, KSA. The king Fahed Bin Abd Ulaziz library. You can read, borrow, and paste the book as hard or PDF.

Submitted by fajarsumirat on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 08:00


[Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?]
Yes i do. My local home town has a nice municipal library. My son sometimes go to the library for borrowing some books for free, up to 1 week, maximum 1 book.