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 GhadeerKurdi_98 on Fri, 14/10/2022 - 08:34


I have a local library far from my home but near my work. I go there after work about every 5 months especially when I have some freelancing work to do in a quiet place.

Submitted by J-Castle on Wed, 05/10/2022 - 13:32


There is one library nearby my home; the last few years I spent quite a lot of time studying my degree due to there is a quiet study room. Nowadays I just go to borrow some books that, previously, I have checked if they are available using the internet search engine through the library web site

Submitted by cesarasg on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 00:28


Do you have a local library? How often do you go there? What do you do there?
No, there isn't a local library, the nearest library is about 30 minutes by car. I go two or three times a month. I like to go to the library to read books and old newspapers.

Submitted by Sofía02 on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 04:30


In my city there are several library and once I was sent to the national library of my country, as was necessary for a task. I didn’t go back or go to another bottle.

Submitted by tnvchannel on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 10:42


A local library isn't had near my home.

Submitted by LearningTeaching on Fri, 19/08/2022 - 14:06


Yes, there are many big libraries in our city. I would have gone to the library more a few years ago, but now I can't spare time to read books on different topics due to the large number of classes.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 14:51


I haven't gone to the local library since I was 16.

Submitted by Khanhduy112 on Wed, 27/07/2022 - 15:14


Yes, I have a local library. It's a famous library which has many books and newspapers. The library opens at 6.00 am and closes at 19.00 pm. It's a peaceful place to read books and look for information. Besides, this is a wonderful place to relax after a long working day. I often go to the library on mondays, wednesdays and sundays to read book and borrow some books. I usually come here with my friends and we listen to music and read books together. Because there's the only one library in my town, so it's very crowded espectually on sundays when everyone is off. The library is a place where is wonderful, everyone should come here at least one time in life.