English Admin – How to ask and give direction in English. When you are learning to speak English, Asking and giving direction is one topic you should cover. Some phrases below are the most common expression for asking and giving direction in English.
English language is practical and used as functional communication in daily activities. Asking direction is one of the expression which is very functional, especially for stranger in a strange country. When you are asked about the direction. For some vocabularies used , you can see below post
Be aware of some useful English expressions vocabulary for asking directions in English. Study how to ask for and give direction in English bellow.
Asking for directions in English
How do I get to your office?
Can you tell me the best way of getting to your office?
What’s the quickest way of getting to your office?
Where are you exactly?
Giving directions in English
Come off the motorway / highway at Junction / Exit 12.
It’s signposted ‘Manchester’.
Follow the signs to …
There’s a one-way system in the centre of town.
Take the ‘A12’ to ‘Chelmsford’.
Go straight on / left / right at the lights / at the roundabout /at the junction of … and …
Go past the supermarket.
You’ll come to / see …
It’s the first turning on the right after the bank.
You’ll see a large sign / roundabout.
On your left you’ll see an industrial centre / a hospital / the police station.
Just after the level crossing / shopping centre (or mall).
Go past the petrol station / the garage.
Will you be coming by car or by train?
It’s much easier if you take the train.
Which hotel are you staying at?
General information in English
We’re not far from… or We’re quite close to…
It’s about a mile / kilometre / two blocks from…
We’re opposite / next to / in front of / across the road from / round the corner from the supermarket.
That’s all, the expression to ask and give direction in English daily conversation. This material is taken from http://www.english-at-home.com/real-life-english/asking-for-directions/
If you need more phrases and sentences relating asking and giving direction, these are other expressions or phrases which are commonly spoken to ask for and, in return, give direction in English. How an Englishman looks like to speak when they ask for certain direction; asking how to get the post office, bank, hospital, tourism object, etc.
The expression can one or ones of them below:
How can I go to cinema?
Where is the nearest bank
Could you show me how to get the bus station?
Is it the right way to go to University?
You can answer with the following expression. This expressions in giving direction are very useful
Go for five blocks/After three blocks
After you turn right, go for five blocks and turn left. It will be right around the corner.
After three blocks, turn left. You will see it on your right hand side.
Go for four blocks and then turn right.
Expression for Across the street from/Directly across
It’s across the street from the library.
It’s directly across from Taco Bell.
Go for three blocks, turn left at the next light. You’ll see it across the street from McDonalds.
Go down the street. You’ll see it directly across from the gas station.
Expression for Go for 2 miles
It’s pretty far from here. Go on Washington Street for about 2 miles. You’ll see it next to a school.
Turn right at the stop sign and go straight for a couple of miles. At 112th turn left. You’ll see it on your right hand side.
Go straight on this street for about 3 miles. You’ll see it next to Wendy’s.
That’s all how to ask for and give direction in English. These expressions or phrases are partly taken from: http://www.improvespokenenglish.org/2010/04/how-to-ask-directions-in-english.html
Reading short conversation will help us get understanding how some phrases and expression are practically used in communication. So today we going to talk about the short and simple dialog about asking and giving direction in English.
Example of Short Conversation and Dialog for Asking for and Giving Direction in English Daily Communication
The dialogues bellow are describing on how to ask for and give direction in English
Dialog Sample 1
Ando: Excuse me. Is there a bank near here?
Beby: Yes. There’s a bank on the corner.
Ando: Thank you.
Beby: You’re welcome
Dialog Sample 2
Ando: Excuse me. Is there a supermarket near here?
Beby: Yes. There’s one near here.
Ando: How do I get there?
Beby: At the traffic lights, take the first left and go straight on. It’s on the left.
Ando: Is it far?
Beby: Not really.
Ando: Thank you.
Beby: Don’t mention it.
This is a very complete lesson for learning asking and giving direction in English conversation. This short conversation is taken from: esl.about.com/od/beginnerpronunciation/a/bd_directions.html