Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

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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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I have a local library. I go two days for week there. I like read literature books there, I see friends there too, and we speaks about books, or politic, or music there. I go to borrow books, because I am research about history off my country and I need read about this. I like go to take write class too. The last book that I go to borrow was Sunset Park of Paul Auster.
Yes, i have a local Library it is actually my University library. I often go there for reading & preparing for my assignments . Besides i go there for time spending.
I had gone to the library of the university for 05 Years when I was student.I went there to borrow books and I revise my lessons. I loved working there it was a beautiful and quiet area.
There are lot of libraries in my town, but I never use them, because I prefer study in my house and when I need new books I prefer buy them.
Hi friends, I am writting you from a small village in Seville, Spain. In my town there is a public library but I have never used to study or borrow books from there because I have prefered my home to study and I use to look for information from internet. I like reading but I always buy the books which are read for me.
I live in Mexico City, and there are a few libraries here, and I can´t go there often because they are far a way from my house.
There are lots of libraries in Hanoi City Center. I like library of France cultural center. I go to there afterwork to read and study. I usually borrow books, cds and dvds from library to home.
Yes I do. There is a neighborhood library but I don't use it, because I live near to university and so I can go to university library. There, I often carry my laptop and write about some document I'm preparing for my studies.
Yes,I have.I went there once a week and I studied there for an hour and then when I went back,I borrowed two books to home.
Yes, I have a library card as well as two different library card. I was going to the local library but at the moment I can't go because the library is so far from me.
Yes, I do. The local library is 20 minutes from my house on public transport. Generally, I going to library three times for week and in the study room, I usually going to read my books when I'll take a test in my Institute or sometimes I use the library's computer to investigate on the internet.
I have a small library in next house. But I don't never used it, because e-library is more comfortable with me. There I can find any book.
I be familiar with libraries, because I managed a public library in my town for many years. It was a very interesting job, wich gave me great satisfactions.
Dear british Council Team I v got a question. I cant find the online dictionary. would you please help me with sending me the related links ? Thanks in advance.
Hello mehrazin There used to be a dictionary search box on all of our webpages, but it stopped working and we were unable to fix it. But you can access the same dictionary at https://dictionary.cambridge.org/ . The Longman dictionary (https://www.ldoceonline.com/) is also very useful, as it has a lot of example sentences. Enjoy! All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
Hello there There is a local library close to the city center, located on the vicinity of one of the main squares of the city . There is another nice and specialized library in my city .When i was 22, one of my favorite was translating a variety of articles with different subjects. that was amazing and i really enjoy it . I went to that specialized one to translate the various articles .Actually i v worked as a translator for a while. Nowadays, I go to the library to borrow the books . I like studying books very much. Many thanks to The british Council Team
Yes there are good libraries in my city. Sometimes i go to the library and take different books. My relative works as the librarian and so i can take books at any time.