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Phrases for Asking and Giving Directions in English

Asking and giving directions is one of the most useful topics when learning English as a foreign language, or any language as a matter of fact. The following words, phrases and expressions will help you and your students understand how to ask and give directions in English.

Grammar Corner Phrases for Asking and Giving Directions in English

 

Asking for and giving directions is one of the most important English speaking skills. There are many different ways how we can ask for directions and just as many possible ways to respond and give directions. The key here is to be as detailed and precise as possible and refer to landmarks and buildings that make it easier to identify the right way.

 

Asking for Directions

How do I get to the library?

I'm looking for...

Can you show me on the map, please?

I'm looking for this address.

How do I find...?

Which is the best way to...?

Pardon me, I'm lost. How do I get to...?

Could you direct me to...?

May I ask for some help? I need to get to...

How can we get to High Park?

Is it far?

Excuse me, how can I go to...?

Do you have a map?

Are you from around here?

Where is...?

Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the bus station?

Where is the nearest post office?

Can you tell me the way to the Big Hotel?

Are we on the right road for London?

 

Giving Directions

Go up...

It's on the corner.

Go straight ahead.

Cross...

Turn right at the crossroads.

It's on your left.

It's on your right.

It's about 100 meters from here.

Take the first road on the right.

Take the second road o the left.

It's next to...

Go along...

Turn left.

Turn right.

Turn left into ... Street.

It's in the middle of the block.

You will pass a supermarket on your left.

Take this road.

Continue straight ahead for about a mile.

You are going in the wrong direction.

You are going the wrong way.

Take this road.

 

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