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Directions English lesson learning how to give directions

If you are visiting the UK or a country that speaks English you may have to ask someone for directions.

What will I learn from the lesson learning how to give directions and asking someone for help?

This lesson you will learn the basic in asking for directions on how to go somewhere.  The first part of the lesson you will learn the 3 basic commands that are commonly used. After learning the commands the rest of the lesson shows examples of how to use the commands in sentences.

Hint! learn the three commands below

Left                               Right                             Straight ahead
go left at the end of the road go right at the end of the road              Go straight ahead             

Left

Go left at the end of the road          

Right

Go right at the end of the road          

Straight ahead

Go straight ahead

 Example of how to use the 3 commands when asking for directions.

 

The hospital is on the leftThe hospital is on the left

Please tell where the hospital is? It is on the left

The hospital is on left after the Hotel

The icecream shop is on the right

 

 

 

 

The Ice cream shop is on the right

Please tell me the ice cream shop is? It is on the right

The ice cream shop is on right next to the Hospital

Please tell me how to get to the ice cream shop? keep walking ahead it's on the right

 

The sports shop is straight ahead

The pet shop is straight ahead

Please tell where the pet shop is? It is on the straight ahead

The pet shop is straight ahead on the right

The pet shop is straight ahead on the left next to the ice cream shop

 Where is?

Ice cream shop                                        Hospital                                                               Petshop
                      where is the icecream shop              where is the hospital                          where is the where is the sports shop
          

Where is the ice cream shop?

The ice cream shop is further down the road   on the left                

Where is the hospital?

keep going straight ahead you will see it  on the right               

Where is the pet shop?

it is on the right in between ice cream shop and the hosiptal

 

Asking for directions with another person over the telephone

Mr Bean : - How do I get to your house?

Mrs Jones : - Are you walking or coming by car?

Mr Bean : - I will be coming by car.

Mr Bean : - Please could you tell me the easiest way of getting to your house?

Mrs Jones : - Take the M6 to Manchester and come of at junction 6

Mrs Jones : - Then go straight on at the roundabout and take the next left my house is on the left number 2

Mr Bean : - Is that the fastest way of getting to your house?

Mrs Jones : - Yes, it is the quickest way by car.

**  HINT **

Remember when asking for directions from someone and you don't understand ask them to speak more slowly, if you still struggling and it is possible get them to draw a map.

Practise using directions

If you are at school give directions to various parts of your school.

Example school canteen:

Turn left at the end of the corridor got yo the end of the next corridor and turn right you will see the entrance on the left.

Don't forget if need help use the forum to post a question

Try giving directions for the following:

Were you leave to the nearest shop.

Place of work to the nearest petrol station.

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