Teach Your Students Asking For And Giving Directions This Correct Way

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Do you have students whom you want to teach how to ask for addresses to strangers? Do you want to teach how to explain directions to strangers? In this article, we will sum up how Asking For And Giving Directions is helpful to people we don’t know. In English, this is called the best and perfect way to give directions and ask for addresses. This topic will teach how people who don’t know the areas or addresses can ask others the best way that others honestly explain everything. We will also discuss how you should be helpful to people who ask for directions, and you have to give addresses.

Know This Before Asking For And Giving Directions:

The most important thing to consider before asking for directions is to start a conversation kindly and politely. It helps you get the right Directions from people who live in that area or may know the area. That’s why we have given one basic example that you can follow before we proceed in this article. Here is an example of how you should start a conversation.  

Politely & Kindly Beginning Of The Conversation:

Excuse me, Sir, or excuse me, Madam, I am new and unaware of this area, and that’s why I think I’ve lost the direction. I am sorry to disturb and interrupt your way, but can you please help me find the right direction? I am not a resident here, and I think I’ve lost myself. So, if you can help me, it will be blessings for me. Thank you.

What Can You Do As A Parent Or Teacher?

When you want to teach your students or your children Asking For And Giving Directions, you can start with printing the lessons, teaching how to ask for the address, and the way to explain any addresses. These lessons show how to understand and explain the Directions using landmarks. There are several printable lessons you can use. All you require is to either download images or PDFs or only copy and paste texts in the word document files and print yourself.

Learn How To Ask For Directions:

Most of the time, when we are out of our town, we need to find any places, and we have to ask residents about the location or area we are looking for it. Most people use phrases while asking for directions. We have listed a few examples below.

  • Could you please give me the direction to the nearest hospital?
  • Is that the right way to Germany?
  • Where can we find the bust stop?
  • Can you tell me the direction for the nearest park?
  • Are there any sports in this area? If yes, where is it?
  • Where can I find the pub?
  • Do you know the quickest way to reach the airport?
  • How can I get to the supermarket from this place?
  • I need to visit an exchange office, can you please tell me the direction to one?
  • Do you know the direction of the nearest railway station?
  • How can I reach the nearest shopping center from my current location?
  • I am in need to look for the bank. Could you please explain the direction to it?

Examples Of Asking For Directions And Giving Directions:

  • Excuse me, Madam, is there any bank around here?

Ans.:- yes, there is one bank right across the next street to the library.

  • Sir, will you please give me the directions to the police station?

Ans.:- yes, of course. Take this way until you reach the main road, and there is a police station.

  • Will you please explain how to go to London Bridge?

Ans.:- I am sorry, I am also new here, please ask somebody else.

  • Where do I find the nearest bus stop?

Ans.:- it’s there in the corner of zoological park.

  • How can I reach this shopping mall?

Ans.:- you take 200 steps straight to this street and take a left turn. From there, keep walking 200 more steps, and you reach the central railway station. It’s opposite to it.

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General Examples Of Asking For And Giving Directions:

In this section, we will discuss a few more professional ways. They are to Ask For Directions And Giving Directions To Strangers. We will also discuss giving directions to the drivers of tourist buses and cars.

Asking For Directions:
  • Excuse me, Sir, could you please tell me the direction to the nearest hospital?
  • Excuse me, Madam, do you know how to reach the nearest car parking?
  • I am sorry to disturb you because I’m new here, and need to know this address.
  • Is that the right direction for Manchester?
  • Excuse me, Sir, I am looking for this restaurant, will you please show me the direction?
Giving Directions To Strangers:
  • Yes, please, follow this way.
  • You have following the wrong way, please go straight and be there.
  • Take this direction. You are going in the wrong direction.
  • Just walk straight this way 100 steps, and take a right turn.
  • Walk straight till you reach the shopping center, and go to the left. Then walk 500 steps to get to the nearest Bus Stand.
Giving Directions To Drivers:
  • Follow five sing boards and take the turn left on the service road. It reaches there.
  • Keep driving till you start seeing traffic and service road. Then take a turn left to get to the highway again and cross the bridge.
  • Keep driving till you pass through five under bridges, and reach the city.
  • Go to the traffic signal, and wait till it lets you cross. Then turn right to reach the main road.
  • Keep driving till you cross four railway crossings, and you will reach your destination.
Asking For Directions To Visit Somewhere:
  • Where is the medical store?
  • Can you give me the direction to the next blood bank?
  • How to reach the next metro station?
  • How to step ahead for the park?
  • Do you know any plumber’s location in here?
  • How to go to the nearest dairy?
  • Is there any film production house near this area?
  • How can I get my computer repaired in this area?
  • Is there any local library in this area?
  • Where is the best music company in this area?
Improve Vocabulary By Giving Directions:
  • Yes, it is there.
  • Yes, it is on the right.
  • It’s straight to the bridge.
  • It’s opposite the nearest railway station.
  • It is next to Oxford University.
  • Go behind the central library.
  • Visit the mall by taking this direction.
  • It is next to the biology lab.
  • The shopping center is in between the central railway station and central bus stop.
  • The soda shop is at the corner of the library.
  • The pub is in front of the shopping center.

Use The Following Landmarks Go Give Directions:

We know that while giving directions, we often use landmarks to help others understand how they can find their destination. However, if you don’t define how you can use landmarks while being a guide to someone, it may not help strangers, even if you want to help them anyhow. That’s why using landmarks while giving directions is essential.

You may be thinking it is too easy to direct someone without using landmarks. But while explaining to somebody any addresses they don’t know, you can make sure they reach their destinations by using these landmarks. See the traffic lights, crossroads, junction, level crossing, signpost, T-junction, dead-end, underpass, roundabout, flyover, motorway bridge, railway bridge, dual carriageway, pedestrian crossing, railway lines, stop sign, police station, hospital, shopping center, garage, petrol pump, bookshop, building, apartment, government offices, and zebra crossing.

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Answer The Questions Politely:
  • When you don’t know the address or answer, please say;
  • I’m sorry.
  • I don’t have an idea.
  • I’m too stranger here.

When You Know The Answer, Only Answer The Way We Have Listed Below:

  • Use GO In Your Answer:
  • Go right.
  • Go to this way.
  • Go downstairs.
  • Go upstairs.
  • Go towards the ground.
  • Continue walking to the hospital.
  • Continue driving.
  • Keep driving this way.
  • Keep walking this way.
  • Keep going this way.
  • Keep riding the bus to the main road.
  • Follow this service road.
  • Turn right, then left.
  • Turn back and then take a u-turn.
  • Cross the playground.
  • Pass through the under the bridge.
  • On your left.
  • On your right.
  • Opposite to the bank.
  • Opposite the shopping center.
  • In front of the main bus stop.
  • Near high school.
  • Next to primary school.

How To Ask For Repetition?

You may think it’s not essential. But we know that while asking for and giving directions, you must be prepared for the repetition. It helps you confirm what that person has told you. Here are examples of repetitions while asking for directions.

  • Sorry, I couldn’t understand that.
  • Could you direct me, please?
  • Can you repeat that, Madam?
  • Will you please tell me this again?
  • Can you speak up again?

Finish Your Conversations:

  • Thanks for the help, have a nice day.
  • Thank you for your valuable guidance! And stay blessed.

Wrapping Up:

Have you understood how you can teach your students (if you are a teacher) or your children (if you are a proud parent) about asking for and giving directions to strangers? We have covered almost all possibilities to learn how to ask and give directions to strangers.


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