If lost, asking for and giving directions can be a life safer. 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 to the newest mall in town or to the nearest rest room in a large building. Where ever you are going, the expression below can be used to get you where you need to go.
|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 ( … Cactus Shopping 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 police 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 Trekell Road west about 4 miles You’ll run into it.
|Prepositions of location|
|go straight||go to….||turn right||turn left|
|cross||on your right||on your right||beside|
|next to||behind||across from||in front of|
|caddy corner||on the corner of||between||around the corner|
A local library
The nearest McDonolds
The nearest hospital
Your place of business or school
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