TESOL/Giving directions

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Where is the gym?

Key sentences

Asking for directions Giving directions
How do I get to (place) ? Go down the street until you get to (place).
Go (number) blocks down the street.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

How do I get to (place) ?
place sentence
the bank How do I get to the bank ?
a convenience store How do I get to a convenience store ?
an internet cafe How do I get to an internet cafe ?
the police station How do I get to the police station ?
Go down the street until you get to (place).
place sentence
the first traffic light Go down the street until you get to the first traffic light.
the shoe store Go down the street until you get to the shoe store.
the intersection Go down the street until you get to the intersection.
the corner Go down the street until you get to the corner.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking for directions Giving directions
How do I get to (the bank) ? Go down the street until you get to (the first traffic light).


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking for directions Giving directions

How do I get to ... ?

Go down the street until you get to ... .


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking for directions Giving directions
Choose a place. Ask for directions to it. Give directions.

Further study


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movie theater pet store
cafe wedding hall hardware store
gas station pharmacy
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