Asking and giving directions

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Asking and giving directions

  1. 1. ASKING AND GIVING DIRECTIONS: HOW TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS • Excuse me, where is the nearest bank? • How do I get to (the) . . . ? • Can you tell me how to get to (the) . . . (from here)? • What’s the best way to get to (the) . . . ? • Excuse me, do you know if there is a . . . near here? HOW TO LOCATE PLACES • The bank is next to the library. • The library is on the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue. • The park is in front of the department store. • The shoe shop is opposite the hospital. HOW TO GIVE DIRECTIONS • Go straight on • Go up / down High Street • Turn left / right • Take the second (turning on the) left /right • Walk past the (post office) • Cross the street • The (bookshop) will be on your left / right • Take Baker Street • Walk two blocks EXAMPLE • (First,) go down this street (for three blocks) • (Then,) turn right at the zebra crossing. • (After that,) go straight on Park Avenue until you get to the traffic lights. • (When you get to the traffic lights), turn right again. • The bank will be on your left, next to the police station. You won’t miss it. ONLINE RESOURCES - Listening game elllo (directions): http://www.elllo.org/games/games/12-LG-Directions.htm - Listening how to get to the station: http://www.elllo.org/yeartwo/feb7th/tostation.htm - Reading instructions game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/texttypes/instructions/game.shtml - From bbc directions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1212_how_to_instruct/page2.shtml

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