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Unit 4 :
Talking about directions

Elementary

Summary

Do you know how to give directions or ask directions?

Transportation 4-1

Have you ever been asked to give directions?

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Vocabulary

Repeat these words/ phrases with your teacher first.

  • Move in
  • Got it!
  • Mile
  • Certainly
  • Museum
  • Traffic light
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Tom

Helen

Could you go to the supermarket and buy some food?

Sure, but I don’t know the way. We’ve just moved in.

I’ll give you directions. First, take a right at the end of the street.

Got it.

Next, drive two miles to White Rd. Then take a left onto 14th Street. You will see the supermarket is on the left, next to the bank.

Okay, I will be right back.

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Let’s practice

Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct answer.

  1.  

A:Excuse me, how can I go to the nearest 7-11 store?

B: ______________.

a) Go straight for two blocks, and then turn left.  b) You should go home.

  1.  

A:I’m lost! How can I get to the nearest bus stop?

B: ______________.

a) The bus is coming!  

b) Just go down the street for 2 minutes walk, then you will see it.

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Kate

Helen

Excuse me, can you help me? I’m lost!

Certainly, where would you like to go?

I’d like to go to the museum, but I can’t find it. Is it far?

No, not really. It’s about a five-minute walk.

Ok, can you give me directions?

Sure! Now, go along this street to the traffic lights. Do you see them?

Yes, I can see them.

Right, at the traffic lights, turn left into Queen Mary Avenue and  go straight. Then take the second left and enter Museum Drive.

First is Queen Mary Avenue, straight on and then the second left, Museum Drive.

Right. Just follow Museum Drive and the museum is at the end of the road.

Great. Thanks again for your help.

Not a problem. You’re welcome.

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Role Play

Role-play the following situation with your teacher.

  • You are in the school.
  • Your teacher is lost in this city.
  • Try to give him/her directions.
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Discussion:

Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. Do you have a sense of direction?
  2. If you are lost, do you prefer asking directions from someone, or do you prefer using a google map?