地道美语听力播客:A Trip to the Library
日期:2010-03-11 13:28

(单词翻译:单击)

地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod),是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话,于2005年7月23日首播, 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士, 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中,与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.

I read in the local paper that a new public library had just opened two weeks ago in my neighborhood. I wanted to check it out. But first, I called the library to check the hours of operation. The librarian told me that they were open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 6 so I decided to see the new library for myself.

I parked my car in the library parking lot and walked in. There were two library clerks behind the counter and a librarian at the reference desk . I walked around and spotted the non- fiction section and moved onto the fiction stacks. There was a pretty good collection in both of these areas. I wanted to see if they had a book I've been wanting to read so I went over to the computer to check the online catalogue. As it turns out, they had one copy and it had not been checked out. I wrote down the call number and went to the stacks. I found it right away.

When I walked in, I also noticed that the library had music CDs, videos, and DVDs that could be checked out. I looked briefly at the collection but decided not to check out any right then.

I had my book and I was all set. I stood in line and waited to check my book out. The library clerk said, "Next please," and I stepped up to the counter. I asked her what the loan period was for the book. She told me that the due date was three weeks from today. I gave her my library card. She scanned the bar code on my book and stamped the due date on the back of it. It was quick and easy. I was so glad to have a nice new library so close to home.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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重点单词
  • countern. 计算器,计算者,柜台 [计算机] 计数器 adj.
  • collectionn. 收集,收取,聚集,收藏品,募捐
  • coden. 码,密码,法规,准则 vt. 把 ... 编码,制
  • referencen. 参考,出处,参照 n. 推荐人,推荐函 vt. 提
  • fictionn. 虚构,杜撰,小说
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • loann. 贷款,借出,债权人 v. 借,供应货款,借给
  • checkn. 检查,支票,账单,制止,阻止物,检验标准,方格图案