IELTS® Listening Practice 77

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(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a librarian and two students. One of the students wants to register for a library card. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 3 [20 seconds]. Now, listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 3.)

M = Male customer

F = Female customer

C = Clerk

M: Hi. Excuse me. I want to register to get a library card. Do you know where I have to go for that? I’m a student so I’m not sure if I can register here in the main library or not. 

F: Right, as a student you’re entitled to a free cards and there’s a special office you have to go to for that. The library only issues standard cards. 

M: Ok, That’s what I thought. Do you know where I need to go?

F: Hmm. Unfortunately, it’s not nearby. Do know where the Town Hall is? It’s in there. There’s a big exhibition of rare books on there this week though so it might be very busy. If I were you, I’d go as early as you can before it gets too crowded. 

M: Oh right. I don’t actually know where it is. Do you know a faster way to get there? 

F: Are you traveling by bus or metro?

M: Actually, I was planning to walk there. I’ve got my bike with me and I’m not sure if I can take it on public transport. 

F: You can take your bike on the bus as long as there’s space. Metro would be quicker though.

M: Right, I’ll have my bike so that won’t work. I’ll have to take the bus. 

F: Ok. So, from here, you need to walk down the hill to the bridge and you’ll see a bus stop just opposite in front of the supermarket. 

M: The one on Bridge Street?

F: Yeah. And wait there for bus 21. It will take you to Market Street. Get off when you see the swimming pool – that’s the big white building with a fountain in front of it. And from there it’s only a short walk to the Town Hall. The registration office is on the top floor but you have to make an appointment at the Reception just next to the main entrance on the ground floor.

M: Ok fine. I’ll do that. How many stops is it to the swimming pool? 

F: Hmm, I’m not sure. Maybe 6 or 7. It’s a 10-minute ride. Just ask the driver to tell you when you need to get off. 

M: Ok, thanks. So, bus 21 to Market Street then walk to the Town Hall.

F: Yeah. And the office is right at the top.

M: Right, I’ll head there now. Thanks for your help. Bye.

(Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you will have some time to look at questions 4 to 12 [20 seconds]. Now, listen and answer questions 4 to 12.)

C: Good morning, can I help you?

M: Yes, I want to register for a student library card. 

C: Certainly. Are you a full-time student?

M: Yes, I’m full-time.

C: OK. I just need to take down some details. Your name?

M: Max Hopps— that’s spelt with a double P.

C: Max Hopps. Is that H-O-P-P-S?

M: Yes, that’s right.

C: What’s your address?

M: Flat 4, 34 West Street.

C: West Street. Ok. And which town is that?

M: That’s in Framley: F-R-A-M-L-E-Y

C: Postcode?

M: Sorry?

C: Which postcode is Framley in?

M: Oh. Um, it’s … let me think … FR4 … oh ... no, sorry, I mean FR5 3TD

C: FR4 3TD?

M: No … it’s FR5.

C: Ah, ok, got it. And what’s your date of birth?
M: 21st January 1992.

C: And your phone number, please.

M: 07427 172 925.

C: Thanks. Now, you need to take this form with your personal details to the office to be stamped along with your ID and details of your course.

M: Right. Where is the office?

C: Just on next door. Oh, and you’ll also need proof of your address.

M: Oh ... I didn’t know that.  Will any letter be ok?

C: No, I’m afraid not. You need to bring a gas or electricity bill. You can’t get a free card without it.

M: Right, I see. Thanks very much. I’ll come back another time then.

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