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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Soumis par said m le lun 11/01/2021 - 10:32

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hi.i am librarian in iran. i like my job and that is very superb.when i was a child i loved library

Soumis par German le lun 11/01/2021 - 01:04

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Yes,I do. I have a library near, about 25 minutes to my house. I often go to the library in order to advance in my master final tesis and I used to take out books but now for the pandemic it´s not posible.

Soumis par Jaouad fathi le jeu 07/01/2021 - 17:01

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Yes, I have a library in my city but I don't go there

Soumis par abdiaziz matan le jeu 07/01/2021 - 07:21

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We do have a local library in our country, but it's not my hobbies to go to the it and read books. I prefer reading books in my home rather than going to the library.

Soumis par karinaelizabeth le mer 06/01/2021 - 23:54

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Yes, near my neighborhood there is a library called BiblioRecreo this is a project between a library and the super center El Recreo. My daughter and I go there every 15 or 30 days it depends on the quantity of books that we had borrowed.

Soumis par Gilda Di Biagio le mer 06/01/2021 - 17:43

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In my city there is a local library, where I ofthen went when I was at university.

Soumis par Theint Theint Phyo le dim 27/12/2020 - 15:39

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I have a local library.l go twice a week.I search finished thesies book,other knowledge books.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le dim 27/12/2020 - 04:08

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Yes, I have a local big library. There is a lots of books and journals available here. You can borrow 3 Books for one week. Everyday you are late there is fee of Rs.10. I am a university student so I usually use university library. There is enough for me. In university library no one can have drinks or food. If you feel hungry you should go to canteen. A canteen where I spent most of my time with friends.

Soumis par glen le dim 20/12/2020 - 19:54

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Yes we have a local library it's near my house but I don't go to the library.

Soumis par Sadflute07 le jeu 17/12/2020 - 20:40

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No we don't have local library but when I travel to any country I used to visit their local library

Soumis par serena93 le mer 16/12/2020 - 20:20

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Do you have a local library? -yes, I do. I have my local library and it's near my home How often do you go there? What do you do there? - I go there several times and I like to take up some books in English to read at home. It's very helpful because I can improve my vocabulary.

Soumis par Rafaela1 le mer 16/12/2020 - 13:38

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When I visit a local library, I borrow some books or just browse a book... ;)

Soumis par shahimian le mer 16/12/2020 - 08:29

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There is a student library in my own local but unfortunately it's not allowed limit of Covid-19 for going there. I just use internet for my needs.

Soumis par Tatiana barrera le mar 15/12/2020 - 16:52

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yes, I have a local library, it is near Madrid's park. I hardly ever go to Madrid's library, however, the last year I went there with a friend. In this library, there are a lot of books about different thematics as maths, science, history and sometimes it is full of people.

Soumis par Manal le mar 15/12/2020 - 07:06

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yes, I have a library in my city, actually, its like a gigantic library due there a lot of people in my city and the census increase. the library included every books and any language does you think of all the culture's, as well its a popular library in my all country , all the tourists visit the library. the main things in my routine day that going to the library and takes with me some coffee , I know that the rules said that we cant eat or drink in library even though I do it in secret cause drink coffee then read books give a good energy. sometimes, I take my laptop to study there due there is no calm place in my home and that's such a good idea.

Soumis par giopin-1998 le mer 09/12/2020 - 09:15

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Until five years ago, I went to my country's library every week, during the summer, to borrow some books. Now, I sometimes go to my University library to study. There's no any fee to pay when I bring the books back late.

Soumis par MJH le sam 05/12/2020 - 02:59

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Yes, I have. There are several libraries. There are libraries in the schools and there is a municipal library. Really, I never go to the library because I prefer to look for the information on the Internet.

Soumis par abdalkreem seaf le ven 04/12/2020 - 15:18

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we have got library in my university

Soumis par mrelvinaliyev le mer 02/12/2020 - 06:56

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Yeah. In my university there is big library. I often go there and borrow some books for reading. I must give these books to university during 2 weeks. If I'm late then I can't take books during one months but i don't pay any fee when i'm late.

Soumis par m.someah le mar 01/12/2020 - 13:35

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there is a library in my neighborhood which has a big historical and traditional building. When I have exams and cannot concentrate in my house, I go there to study.

Soumis par zabiullah le lun 30/11/2020 - 17:50

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I would be thankful from your efforts. your lessons make me inspirations to do more and more excercises...actually very help full. You might know better, in my country about 40 years has continued conflicts between Jehadi groups and government. all puplic buildings and libraries have destoried. Luckily; when the Taliban group got rid off the power in my country. by the supportings of The U.S and international partenarships have built so many libraries and schools as well as universities in everywhere. recently has built library near my house, so many students including me have always used thier books and newspaper. but one thinks that i mentioned in this library all books are not updated. although, so many students come and use them. every weekends i go to library and pick up one novel for reading. also sometimes go to with my younger sister and study some lictures of english language. finally i deeply thankful from all countries that have supprted our country to be independent in near future.

Soumis par Sergio1994 le sam 28/11/2020 - 15:45

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In the library of my university the rules are not strict. You can eat some food, see your phone every moment and play with it.

Soumis par David_Tham le jeu 26/11/2020 - 14:48

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Yes, I have some local libraries in my country.

Soumis par luongpq le mer 25/11/2020 - 03:12

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During my time in college. I am not often go to the library. Currently, i feel so regret it. But now, I feel so inspire about reading book. hopefully, i will take a time to go to the library every week.

Soumis par HAMZEH le mar 24/11/2020 - 21:22

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There is a local library in my community ,but onestly i have never been go there.

Soumis par Leokad27 le mer 18/11/2020 - 05:00

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In my community there are two libraries , but honestly never i ve been go there

Soumis par mrelvinaliyev le mer 11/11/2020 - 14:18

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In my school there is library next to director room. I go there often. I get book to read from here. I have two weeks to read books. Then I must give to library. If I late I must give fee of fifty pence a day.

Soumis par frknakgn le mar 10/11/2020 - 19:59

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I don't have a local library.There is one but it is far away from home.

Soumis par Akram Mahmoudi le mar 10/11/2020 - 19:00

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Yes,we have a local library in our city. We can borrow 5 books each time.

Soumis par MariaFernanda le jeu 05/11/2020 - 15:31

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I have a local library but never is open, so i aint go there

Soumis par Kaique Machado le lun 02/11/2020 - 23:56

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I have local library but I never go there

Soumis par Pedro Javier le ven 30/10/2020 - 12:17

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I think that in my country libraries are disappearing, we almost don't go because we use the internet a lot, most people now prefer to look for their information through that medium, as long as the internet is used properly and people read a lot I think that's good

Soumis par Nurieta le lun 26/10/2020 - 15:15

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Well, there is a local library next to my house. You can keep library books for 1 week and you can get lots of interesting books.

Soumis par alexiaimogen le ven 23/10/2020 - 05:46

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Well, there is a local library in my city. Because it was too far away, I often go to my university library.

Soumis par Nway le mer 21/10/2020 - 14:09

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We have a local library. I go library one per week. I find the book that I can read, sit down and read the books. I borrow some books to read at the home.

Soumis par Carlos Cabrera le mer 21/10/2020 - 00:06

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The library now are more digital. However, the lecture of the book is ever a great experience more than digital books.

Soumis par Ugulhan le mer 14/10/2020 - 18:46

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I am often at University library. I work on my stuffs and sometimes I will borrow some books. It was happened also, sometimes I forget to bring them back to library and I paid for being too late 2 euro. I often go with my laptop and work on my tasks including I take up also my mobile phone but I switch off it.

Soumis par msn1900 le mer 07/10/2020 - 17:54

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In my country,there aren't many libraries.Most of young people don't read and only spend their time on social media.When I was at university,I had been once there and the reason to go is just for visit.

Soumis par elena.polyantseva le mer 16/09/2020 - 09:48

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Hi! I live in a big city and I have the library nearly my home. I go there in the summer and borrow books for out-of-class reading for my high school children.

Soumis par mauld le mer 09/09/2020 - 01:59

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Since I'm a student at university, I used to go library and borrow love stories. Now I love read online book. They're more utilities when I go out.

Soumis par Maria19 le ven 04/09/2020 - 08:31

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Yes, I have a local library. Since I graduated from school, I actually stopped going to the library and borrowing books. Apart from the fact that today there is accessibility to everything and thanks to that for technology.

Soumis par Lysa le sam 29/08/2020 - 18:47

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We have a library in my city recently builded but I never been there because it is not too big. Also, I do not like read books, I prefer read scientific articles at home.

Soumis par Faheem Khan le ven 28/08/2020 - 03:02

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yes here is a big library thats called the central library. i ofenly goes there for reading a newspaper and books. and i also learning new concepts there which can help us in the future.

Soumis par shelly le lun 24/08/2020 - 08:28

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When I were a college student, I went to library almost everyday except vacation. In the library there are many lecture theatres for our students to study with our classmates. And you could also borrow books if you apply for a borrowing card. Nowdays I rarely go to library as in my living county there is a small library and it is a little far from my house. But sometimes my daught and I ride to a book store where we could read or borrow books, now and then some volunteer teachers would give some interesting lecture and I really like its content.
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