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.

Preparation

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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Submitted by Nurieta on Mon, 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.

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 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.

Submitted by Nway on Wed, 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.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 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.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Wed, 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.

Submitted by DEICY on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 16:05

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I prefer read E- books, in fact is very easy

Submitted by msn1900 on Wed, 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.