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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.


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Listening A1: Finding the library – preparation

Match the words with the definitions.

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a place where people can use or borrow books, newspapers, CDs, etc.

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something you wear over your ears to listen to music

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the process of writing down students' information at the start of the academic year

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a big room with many seats where students listen to teachers

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a room or building where people work

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a talk to teach many people about a subject

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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.

Task 1

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Listening A1: Finding the library – 1

write the number of the events in the order you hear them.

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  1. The students asks for some books.
  2. The librarian gives the students an application form.
  3. The students asks someone for directions.
  4. The librarian explains the rules

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Task 2

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Listening A1: Finding the library – 2

Complete the sentences with the words.

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1. The big building is the _____________ theatre.

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2. The library is next to the registration _____________.

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3. You need a library __________ if you want to borrow books.

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4. You can take out __________ books.

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5. You can keep library books for __________ weeks.

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6. For every late day, you have to pay ____________ pence.

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7. Mobile phones must be switched ____________

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and you cannot have ___________ or drink.

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8. Please speak __________ in the library.

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