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Getting a Library Card
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ID: 0695 Upper Intermediate
Headin' down to the library... ready to while away the hours reading month-old issues of the New York Times. Not so fast. The clerk at the gate gives you the hand. This ain't the library you're used to. We're talking bureaucracy. Listen to this podcast and get the head's up on what you're going to need to qualify to enter this repository of reading.
Sat Nov 10 2007 | Jenny, John
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|外借||wàijiè||to lend out|
|收费||shōufèi||to collect fees|
nǐhǎo ，wǒ xiǎng bàn jièshūkǎ 。
Hello. I want a library card.
hǎo de 。dài hùzhào le ma ？
OK. Did you bring your passport?
á ，yào hùzhào ？
Huh, I need a passport?
shì de 。bàn kǎ xūyào dài hùzhào ，hái yào tián shēnqǐngbiǎo 。biǎogé kěyǐ zài wǎngshàng xiàzǎi ，yě kěyǐ zài zhèlǐ ná 。
Yes. A library card requires a passport as well as filling out an application form. You can download one from the web, or get one here.
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