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 PedroLanga on Wed, 17/07/2024 - 18:50



I live at about 25  km to Maputo City (Mozambique), and near  my house there´s no a library. I use to buy books for my tiny home library or explore e-books.

Submitted by sawpaing on Tue, 09/07/2024 - 20:02


Yes, I have a local library in my town. I usually go there once a week, mostly on Saturday. I study

with my laptop and read the fiction books.

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.