Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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 Abu23 on Mon, 14/11/2022 - 16:20

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I don't have library in our place.

Submitted by gowrav Thampi on Thu, 10/11/2022 - 08:57

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Nice to learn

I have listen this audio and I have take test my self 100 percent correct. I improve gradually.

Submitted by tantawyahmed on Tue, 25/10/2022 - 21:42

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Yes, there is a library in my work as I am an assistant professor at a university. I go there for reading the new research published in scientific journals.

Submitted by Souhaïb MGHARBI on Sat, 22/10/2022 - 18:23

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No, I don't have a local library in my city, but since I was a student in a univrsity here, I went to the library to borrow some books to read them and do some exercices to prepare for the exam.

Submitted by BEŞİR ÖZDEMİR on Sat, 22/10/2022 - 16:15

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how can ı download listening part

Hi BEŞİR ÖZDEMİR,

If you are using a computer, you can right-click on the audio and then select 'Save audio as ...'. I hope that helps!

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Matilde.L on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:05

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I have library in my school and I sometimes go there because I´m having fun when I find out new things.
I love reading horror stories and I imagine a lot of things.

Submitted by MaLidi-18 on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 22:02

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I never have a library in my house but in the school there a only one somethimes in the break I go to read a comics or a fantastics books I like go because I have fun.