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How To
 

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- Directions

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- Permission

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- Informal invitations

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- Polite invitations

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- Making an appointment

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- Doctor's questions

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- Get clarification from a doctor

Asking directions

 
Directions

In this programme, we look at language you can use when asking for and giving directions.

We listen to our reporter Helen as she tries to find her way around London and the office and we look at different expressions she hears on her journeys

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quizzes below!


Language for asking directions
Can you tell me

Do you know
the way to

how to get to
the (nearest) post office

bus stop

toilet
Covent Garden

Trafalgar Square

Bush House


Language for giving directions
Left
go left
turn left
it's on the left
take a left
take the second (turning) on the left
left
Right
go right
turn right
it's on the right
take a right
take the second (turning) on the right
left
Ahead
go ahead
go straight ahead
go straight on
left



WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Now it's time for you to have a go at practising the language we've looked at in this programme. Part A is a short listening activity and part B is a multiple choice quiz. Good luck!

A. LISTENING ACTIVITY

Listen to the conversation. Which building in our strangely square town is the nearest Post Office to your location?

map

B. READING ACTIVITY
Five multiple-choice questions on directions. How well will you do?



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