Ask and Giving Directions


We can use various patterns in asking and giving directions. Look at the following dialogues to get an idea of how to ask and give directions in a polite way.

1.Excuse me. Can you tell me where the pharmacy is?

It is on First Street. Walk down the first street and you will see the pharmacy on the right, next to the gas station.

Thank you.

2.Excuse me. Can you tell me how to get to the Public Library from here?

Sure. Walk up Bright Street and you’ll see the public library’ on the left, across from the Laundromat.

Thanks a lot.

3.Excuse me. Would you please tell me how to get to the hospital from here?

Certainly. Drive along First Avenue to Maple Street and turn right. Drive up Maple Street and you will see the hospital on the left, between the museum and the park.


4.Excuse me. What is the easiest way to get to the Grand hotel?

Take the Park Street bus and get off at second Avenue. Walk down Second Avenue and you’ll see the Grand Hotel on the left.

Thank you very much.

You’re welcome.

A few more words of how to explain directions:
A few blocks down the road
Turn righ/left
Go straight
About 10 minutes walk
Across from (Place names such as a Building,Restaurant, Park etc…)
At the traffic light ( turn right/left etc…)

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