When asking for directions in English, you need to understand the directions given to you as well. In this article, we will teach you expressions for giving directions.
Knowing these expressions will help you find your way the next time you're traveling in an English-speaking country.
How to get to a place
• Go straight up/down Jones Boulevard. This means that you need to move in one direction, either up or down the road.
• Turn left/right at Mango Street. This means that when you find Mango Street, you need to change direction, either to the left or to the right.
• Walk along the post office. This means you should walk near the post office.
• Take the first street on your left/right. This means that you need to turn left or right on the first (or second, third, etc.) street you see.
• At the traffic light, turn left/right. This means that when you reach the traffic light , you need to change direction, either to the left or to the right.
• Walk over the bridge. This means you need to cross the bridge.
Where to find the place
• It's in front of you. This means that the place you are looking for is facing you.
• It's opposite Café France. This means that the place you are looking for faces Café France.
• It's on the corner of Mango Street and Andrews Road. This means that the place stands at the point where the two roads meet.
We hope you find these expressions helpful! Traveling is one of the best ways to learn to speak English fluently. Travelling helps you practice speaking and listening in English with different people. You also need to use English to find your way.
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