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 nuranazer23 on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 19:24

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Yes, I have many local libraries close my home. İt is very good!🤩

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 10:25

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In my living area, there is no local library, but at my campus university, we have a big library for students. Sometimes I come to the library to learn some subjects before starting class or just simply listen to music or break time!!

Submitted by Titite on Mon, 21/08/2023 - 08:14

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Yes, I have a local library close to my house. I go to the library every week. I borrow two or three books. Sometimes there are writers who present their books.

Submitted by Kais Bouaine on Sat, 19/08/2023 - 20:17

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Yes, we have a large library in our country.
I go once a year. And when I go, I read a book on business or documentary history

Submitted by rafikmeza on Tue, 01/08/2023 - 17:20

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sometimes I go to the University library that contrains diverse references in many fields. I like reading books of economics and management. The more you read books the more you get better in study.

Submitted by Jim34 on Sun, 23/07/2023 - 19:59

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Unfortunately, I don’t have any libraries near my home. But I love buying or reading books, so I go there sometimes.

Submitted by hamadhdaf on Tue, 04/07/2023 - 16:15

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Yes,i usually go there when i want to buy or print ,there is no seating library or reading .

Submitted by Anastacha on Thu, 22/06/2023 - 14:29

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I usually going to the university library and take my laptop to read and work

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Wed, 07/06/2023 - 09:46

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You don't need to visit libraries today.