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Directions activity

READING ACTIVITY

Five multiple-choice questions on directions. How well will you do?

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Directions

 

In this programme, we look at language you can use when asking for and giving directions.

We listen to our reporter Helen as she tries to find her way around London and the office and we look at different expressions she hears on her journeys

When you’ve listened to the programme, don’t forget to practise what you’ve learned with the quizzes below!

 

Language for asking directions
Can you tell me

Do you know

the way to

how to get to

the (nearest) post office

bus stop

toilet

Covent Garden

Trafalgar Square

Bush House

Language for giving directions
Left
go left
turn left
it’s on the left
take a left
take the second (turning) on the left
left
Right
go right
turn right
it’s on the right
take a right
take the second (turning) on the right
left
Ahead
go ahead
go straight ahead
go straight on
left

 


WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Now it’s time for you to have a go at practising the language we’ve looked at in this programme. Part A is a short listening activity and part B is a multiple choice quiz. Good luck! 

A. LISTENING ACTIVITY
Listen to the conversation. Which building in our strangely square town is the nearest Post Office to your location?

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Asking and Giving directions

Asking the way – Vocabulary

Useful phrases

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English sentence


Go straight on Elm Street.
Go along Elm Street.
Go down Elm Street.
Follow Elm Street for 200 metres.
Follow Elm Street until you get to the church.
Turn left into Oxford Street.
Turn right into Oxford Street.
Take the first turning on the right.
Go past the pet shop.
Go along the river.
Go over the bridge.
Go through the park.
Go towards the church.
Go up the hill.
Go down the hill.
Cross Oxford Street.
The bookshop is opposite the church.
The bookshop is between the church and the pet shop.
The bookshop is on/at the corner.
The bookshop is in front of the church.
The bookshop is behind the church.
The bookshop is next to the church.
The bookshop is beside the church.
The bookshop is near the church.

Useful words:

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car park
parking lot (AE)
crossroads
roundabout
traffic lights

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