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.

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 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.