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 Samqaid on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 22:15

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No, i have an university library So i sometimes borrow some books. At studying time, i'm going there and bring my laptop and wear the headphones then i listen to music and have fun, i'm intersted in borrowing books

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Submitted by nurpais (not verified) on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 17:35

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Yes, we have a local library but nobody goes there

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 23:18

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yes there is in my city but I never visit it because reading it was not famous habit in my country but now it is ,so I will visit it when covied-19 move
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Submitted by PuenteD on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 17:29

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Yes, We have a local Library, but by the pandemic situation it is closed. When I had visit the library, I liked to read the history books

Submitted by zezosameh on Tue, 27/04/2021 - 21:21

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Unfortunately, I don't have a local library, but I hope to have one in my city, as I like to read books and I will go there many times.

Submitted by tinekeorie on Mon, 19/04/2021 - 10:27

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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.

Submitted by henrik on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 19:21

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My city has a local library but the pandemic situation closed down. In now days my College have a digital library.

Submitted by DarwinM on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 01:40

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I don't have a local library. But before the pandemic I used to go to study at the central library of my university. I enjoy that atmosphere. I usually went there almost three times a week with a few friends. We usually studied, prepared for tests and helped each other.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 04:03

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No, I regularly go to the university library for study. I'm like reading in calm place. In this covid time I usually study in home and most of the time I spend on internet to read subject related books.

Submitted by Kunthea on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 10:05

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There is no a library near here. I used to go the library when I was a college student. But now I read books at home and do the research on the internet. Reading books, listening to the music and working on the assignments with group in the library brought me a good feeling and I felt more calm and could concentrate on my studying well. I miss that time so much!