Finding the library

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

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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 Wahiba le mar 14/05/2019 - 00:55

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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.

Soumis par Setareh le dim 12/05/2019 - 16:05

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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.

Soumis par gallo le jeu 09/05/2019 - 17:08

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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.

Soumis par Ana Luisa Sanc… le jeu 09/05/2019 - 00:42

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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.

Soumis par Liv hoang le mer 08/05/2019 - 07:06

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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.

Soumis par Stanley Alvarez le sam 04/05/2019 - 02:18

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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.

Soumis par phyulay le ven 03/05/2019 - 07:58

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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.

Soumis par Hana Jasumin le ven 19/04/2019 - 15:18

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yes, i have local labrary but i go rarely there

Soumis par Adem-new le jeu 18/04/2019 - 11:01

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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.

Soumis par César Árraga le dim 14/04/2019 - 20:55

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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.

Soumis par Petr le dim 14/04/2019 - 14:34

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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.

Soumis par cittàutopica le jeu 04/04/2019 - 19:16

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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.

Soumis par mehrazin le mer 03/04/2019 - 07:13

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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
you just type in google so that you could find the online dictionary provided by google dictionary. it is usefull!

Soumis par mehrazin le mer 03/04/2019 - 07:00

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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

Soumis par krigss91350 le sam 30/03/2019 - 15:09

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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.
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