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Asking and giving directions.

Asking and giving directions.

Hello everybody!, How are you? In this lesson we are going to review different places of interest and to learn how to ask and give directions. First, let’s take a look at some places ‌

Asking and giving directions.

Now imagine that you need to buy: An aspirin

some bread

A book




Where can you do these things? I can buy an aspirin in the chemist I can buy (a) ……………… in the …………………

What is your favorite place? What can you get there? I invite you to complete these activity in the voxopop created for this. Click on Remember, this is your moment not to be shy… good luck!

Asking and giving directions.

Now let’s see some prepositions of place that are going to help us to locate places we are looking for.

Asking and giving directions.

Look at the map and study these examples.

1. A: Where’s the police station? B: It’s between the bank and the store. 2. A: Where’s the school? B: It’s next to the post office. 3. A: Where’s the movie theater? B: It’s on the corner of Main Street and Second Street.

You have some practice in the activity about prepositions in our blog.

Asking and giving directions.

Now let’s see some useful vocabulary when giving and understanding directions.

And some useful phrases when asking for directions.

Is there a ___________ near here? How do I get to _____________? Could you tell how to get to _______________?

Asking and giving directions.

There are many ways to give directions. One common way to give directions is to give the name of the street and then some building nearby. Below you have some examples.




It’s on 2 nd Avenue

Next to the bank

It’s on Elm Street

Between the chemist and the shoe store.

On the second floor.

It’s on the corner of 2nd and Elm

Across from the café.



Asking and giving directions.

Reading Read the following conversation. A: Excuse me. Is there a bank near here? B: Yes. There’s a bank on the corner. A: Thank you B: You’re welcome.

A: Excuse me. Is there a supermarket near here? B: Yes. There’s one near here. A: How do I get there? B: At the traffic lights, take the first left and go straight on. It’s on the left. A: Is it far? B: Not really A: Thank you. B: Don’t mention it


A short summary with the most important prepositions and phrases to ask and give directions.

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