GIVING DIRECTION

Here are the expressions of asking and giving direction, also some phrases to show direction…

  • How do I get to …?
  • What’s the best way to …?
  • Where is …?
  • Go straight on (until you come to …).
  • Turn back./Go back.
  • Turn left/right (into …-street).
  • Go along ….
  • Cross …
  • Take the first/second road on the left/right
  • It’s on the left/right.. / (to) (on) the right/left of
  • To be (is) located/situated

  • straight on
  • opposite
  • near
  • next to
  • between
  • at the end (of)
  • on/at the corner (of)
  • across from
  • behind
  • in front of, in back of, in the middle of
  • (just) around the corner
  • traffic lights
  • crossroads, junction
  • signpost

North – Northeast – East – Southeast – South – Southwest – West – Northwest


Now interview your partner about how far and how they get into the following places. They may choose the nearest place or the favourite place.

NO PLACES HOW FAR (KM) DIRECTION (from their house)
1. SCHOOL

2. SHOPPING MALL

3. HOSPITAL

4. BANK

5. RESTAURANT

6. BOOK STORE

7. POST OFFICE

8. TOURIST RESORT

9. UNIVERSITY

10. MINI MARKET

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