Narrator:Listen to a conversation between a student and the language lab manager.
Student:Hi, I'm not sure, but err... is this the Carter language lab?
Manager:Yes, it is. How can I help you?
Student:I'm taking the first year Spanish this semester.
Our professor says that we need to come here to view a series of videos.
I think it is called Spanish Working on Your Accident.
Manager:Yes, we have that. Err...They are on the wall behind you.
Student:So, I can just take...err...Can I take the whole series home? I think there are three of them.
Manager:I guess you haven't been here before.
Student:No, no I haven't.
Manager:Ok, well, you have to watch the videos here.
You need to sign in to reserve an open room and sign out the video you need, just start with the first one in the series, each video have an hour long.
Student:So, it is a video library, basically?
Manager:Yes, but unlike the library, you can't take any videos out of the lab.
Student:OK, so how long can I use the video room for?
Manager:You can sign up for two hours at a time.
Student:Oh, good, so I can watch more than one video when I come up here.
Is the lab pretty busy all the time?
Manager:Well, rooms are usually full read after dinner time, but you can sign up the day before to reserve the room if you are.
Student:Err...the day before....But, I can just stop in to see if the any lab is open, right?
Manager:Sure, stop in any time.
Student:What about copies of these videos?
Is there just one copy of each in the series?
I don't want to miss out everyone comes in a once.
Manager:Oh, no, we have several copies of each tape of Spanish accident series.
We usually have multiple copies for everything for each video collection.
Student:Super. So...how many rooms are there total in the lab?
Manager:20. They are pretty small.
So, we normally get one person or no more than a small group of people in their watching the video together.
Actually, someone else for your class just came in and took the first Spanish video into watch.
You could probably run in a watch with them.
Of course, you are welcome to have own room.
But, sometimes students like to watch with classmate, so they can review the material with each other afterwards.
For example, it was with some content they didn't really understand.
Student:I guess I prefer my own room. I concentrate better about myself and I don't want to miss anything, you know, and it is probably already started watching it...
Manager:No problem, we've got a lot of rooms open right now.
When you come in, you sign your name on the list and I signed the room number or if you call that event that it attended tell you your room number, if you forget, just come in and take a look at the list.
The videos are over there.