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.

Discussion

Download
Worksheet74.59 KB

Language level

Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.
Average: 4.4 (21 votes)

Submitted by victor.07 on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 21:03

Permalink
Yes, I have a local library but I do not go often. In it students borrow books

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 14:55

Permalink
Yes, I have one of the best and oldest libraries around the world, it's Alexandria library, I went there many times, my brother was working there.

Submitted by tvkien on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 04:03

Permalink
When I was a student, there is a local library near my university. I often went to the library three a week after finish class. In there, I read books

Submitted by SaraMessa on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 17:56

Permalink
In my town there is a local library and until two years ago I often went there to borrow books. Now I have an e-reader and so I'm not going anymore.
Profile picture for user Rafaela1

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 13:17

Permalink
I visited a library today and found there were few visitors. Very quiet and somehow I felt happy. ;)

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 18:25

Permalink
Actually, I don't have a local library near to my home, but when I was a student I have it. I went to the library once a week for a book. I remember I liked to read books about the British literature, and short stories for practising my reading skills. Nowadays, I read books and news on the Internet, because I think I can find the most update information on it.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 22:15

Permalink
Yes, I do. I don't visit library very often, now I can find all what I need in Internet.

Submitted by Minh on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 17:01

Permalink
That is an interesting questions. Reading books is my cup of tea. We have a number of libraries around my house. Therefore, I am in the seven heaven, I usually go there twice a weeks. I am keen on reading all kind of books. Fortunately, I am quite reading science books the most, so I have read books and enjoy peaceful. Moreover, I mostly concentrate to think and create a plenty my projects. From of my view, if people enjoy reading books, it give you more benefit than you could imagine.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 02:38

Permalink
Yes there is a library in my town. I go there about once every 3 month to borrow books. there is no wifi. when I went to library in Australia or NZ, there are free wifi is normally available at all libraries. and some have cafes. so I had a coffee, using free wifi to look for a job, to search for tips ,to make resume and more. I stayed library much longer than in my country. I miss libraries in Australia and NZ.
Hi TIa vinaka ! I am an interesting reading books, too. It really sounds goods to hear from you. I am keen on reading books. I hope we can discuss about all kinds of books and your ideas.