At the library – giving personal information

A student carrying books in a library

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Lucy: Hello.

School librarian: Hello, what's your name?

Lucy: My name's Lucy.

School librarian: And what's your surname, Lucy?

Lucy: Moore.

School librarian: Can you spell that?

Lucy: M-O-O-R-E.

School librarian: Thank you. What class are you in?

Lucy: Class 1B.

School librarian: Class 1B. And how old are you, Lucy?

Lucy: I'm 13.

School librarian: Have you got a photo?

Lucy: Yes, here you are.

School librarian: Thank you ... OK, thank you, Lucy. Here's your school library card.

Lucy: Thanks. Bye.

School librarian: Goodbye.


Is there a library at your school? Do you like going to the library?

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Submitted by bashir on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 05:32

there is a library in my school but I don't always go
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Submitted by Kaity on Sat, 06/22/2019 - 15:56

I don't go to my school library because it doesn't have any books. I always buy books or comics to read. And sometimes I borrow my friend's books and comics.

Submitted by cian007 on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:20

yes, my school have a library is no much big, but have too many books, i like to go there
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Submitted by empty on Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:17

In my school theres a library and i love it.
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Submitted by malath23 on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 19:06

No, not in my current school!

Submitted by vy08 on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:53

it's useful, but it's too easy with my level.

Submitted by hoangdinhminh05 on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:42

oh, my school is too best

Submitted by clavergui on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:33

yes and i like stay there because i can use the wi-fi

Submitted by agaliarept on Sat, 02/09/2019 - 16:30

I like going to principal library of the city, she is called Luis Angel Arango, she is very big and all time doing art exhibitions.

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Submitted by shhouug on Sat, 01/12/2019 - 18:22

yes we do have a library in school but it is not good at all, books in there are so bored and meaningless
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Submitted by Alona on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 08:59

Yes, there's a library in our school and I like going there!
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Submitted by Tutor on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 02:48

Is there a library at your school? Do you like going to the library? A:Yes, absolutely. At any school there is a library, I suppose. And I often would go to the school library to read different kinds of books. I love reading books. And yes, I really love going to the library.
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:57

My school has a library. Although my school's library is small, it has a lot of worth books to read. Almost the books are old but worthy. I usually go to the library to look for some of my favorite books with my friends. One thing I read in the school library's books is: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go."

Submitted by Mughal on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:49

school librarian asked from Lucy. Have you got a photo ? is there same as "Do you have a photo ?
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:55

Hi Mughal. Yes, that's right :) "Do you have ..." and "Have you got ..." mean the same thing.

"Have you got ..." is quite common in British English.

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by myname on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:16

Yes, my school has a big library. It has many interesting books and novels. I love reading so I go to the library everyday.

Submitted by Vantuongle on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:06

When i was student, i ussually came to the library to find the doccument and any books which i like, special about the law.

Submitted by Johnleminh1 on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:01

There was a big library when I studied at national economic university. When I started each exam, I usually went to the library to find a document. and sometimes, when I had free times, I went to the library to read about my object. For a long time, since I have finished study at university. I didn't go to the library any more
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:31

Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but as you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other. You are welcome to join our LearnEnglish page for adults and post comments there: Thanks :)

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Submitted by felixminecraft on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:31

good exercise
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Submitted by smilemaria85 on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:20

We don't have a big library but it is enough for us. In my school we don't like reading books in library. We prefer playing chess,studying some lessons or group projects. But we have our own books in our houses.
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Submitted by SLMT on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:53

Yes,there’s a library in my school. But it’s useless for us because almost all of the books are kept in cupboard.They are locked and nobody can borrow them. All I can do in Library is only reading comic books.That’s why nobody go to school Library thesedays.I have to go to British Council Library and American Center Library to borrow good books. These are my favorite places .There are a thousand of books there. I love spending my time there by searching books to borrow.It’s just a heaven for bookworms.
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