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 Miri85 on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 15:52

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I have a few library close to me but I don´t use them so often, just sometimes if I need borrow a book. However for three years ago when I studied Swedish I went to the library almost every day.

Submitted by syah on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 12:21

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Yes my city has local library. It is located in downtown. I only went there once when I am in Junior High School to search for some literature that I use for my study. Beside that, my school also has library on the scond floor. Almost every day when I am in school, I go to library with my friends. I read some books and discuss about anything with my friends there.

Submitted by Andrerenre on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 15:01

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Yes, there is a private library in my city. I go there often to read some novels and when I need a quiet place to study

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:15

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Yes, there is a local library in our country, but I don't often go there I usually buy books and read them any time.

Submitted by sara1412 on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:31

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yes ,we have local library . From time to time i go , i do read a book or watch movie in there from my laptop .
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 13:54

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I often visit a book shop as well. ;)

Submitted by bren on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 05:19

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Yes, there is a local library in my hometown. Actually, I never go there because the library is very crowded and narrow. I can imagine how uncomfortable there. So, I usually go to coffe shop for doing my homeworks or study for exam. It is more comfortable and cozy place to study.

Submitted by 7Elhoussaine A. on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 15:18

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Yes, I have a local library near my home.

Submitted by fatfat on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 12:00

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yeah, there is a local library in city center. I previously went a lot there and studied lessons for exams but I am not going anymore.