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Lesson Plan for Giving Directions


Not everyone knows where they are going and may need help with directions from time to time. Directions may be needed to get to a nearby town, or directions to the newest mall in town or directions to the nearest rest room in a large building. Where ever you are going the expression below can be used when asking for directions.

English Expressions Used in Giving Directions

Expression: How do I to get to ( …the university)?
Response: Go to Franklin Avenue and turn right. Go two blocks, the university is on the left.

Expression: How do I find ( … City Mall)?
Response: Go straight on this street about a mile, it’s on the right.

Expression: Which way do I go to get to ( … the police station)?
Response: Drive to Maple Street and turn left. The poloce station is in the middle of the block.

Expression: Pardon me, I’m lost, how do I get to the ( … theater)?
Response: Go to the second stop sign and turn right. Then go the third stop sign. The theater is on that corner.

Expression: Could you direct me to ( … I-8)?
Response: Take Trekel Road west about 4 miles You’ll run into it.

Prepositions of location most commonly used when giving directions:

go straight             go to….                    turn right             turn left
cross                      on your right            on your left          beside
next to                    behind                      across from       in front of
caddy corner

on the corner of (to be very specific NE, SE, NW, SW corners)

 Other Links for Giving Directions
XX Asking for Directions
XX Phrases when Giving Directions
XX How to Give Directions
XX Asking for and Giving Directions


To find conversation activities for giving directions and
dialogues about giving directions take a look at:

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English conversation activities giving dierctions and suggections on how to give directions-