Asking for and Giving Directions | How To Ask and Give Reactions? and Example Conversations

Asking for and Giving Directions: These conversations are all about asking for and giving guidance. Use these English conversations to learn how to offer directions to various sites in a city. Once you’ve mastered the terminology, ask a companion or a classmate for directions in your city. Pretend you’re on vacation in your hometown.

With this article, we see how to ask and give reactions in English, questions you can ask for directions, and asking directions questions.

How To Ask and Give Reactions

Directions Requested

  • Please excuse me! Could you tell me how to reach the museum?
  • Please excuse me! What is the best way to get to the post office?
  • Excuse us! We’re at a loss. What is the way for us to get to the cafe?
  • Could you please tell me how to get to your place?
  • Please excuse me! Is there a hospital within walking distance?
  • What is the most efficient mode of transportation to the supermarket?
  • Please excuse me! Could you please explain how to go to the bookstore?
  • Please excuse me! Do you have any idea where the church is?
  • Could you please assist me? I’m on the lookout for a bank
  • Are we on our way to the Louis Hotel on the correct road?
  • Is this the correct route to Brington Resort?
  • Do you have a map with you?
  • Could you point me to a map?
  • Can you tell me where the chemist is?
  • Could you direct me to the closest bus stop?
  • Can you tell me where the nearest bakery is?
  • Is there a grocery close by?
  • Is there a sports store nearby?
  • Could you tell me how to get from here to the bookstore?
  • What is the quickest way to get from here to the nearest cinema?
  • Please excuse me! What is the location of the airport?
  • Which route to the library should I take?
  • Where is the nearest gas station located?
  • Could you use the map to show me which way to go?
  • Is it okay if I follow you?
  • Could you please point me in the right direction?
  • Should I go in a different direction?
  • Could you tell me how to get to your office in the most efficient way?
  • Which direction should I take to get to the beach?
  • How do you get to the supermarket the quickest?
  • What method do you use to get to the bus stop?
  • Am I looking in the right place for this address?
  • Is this bus going to the city center?
  • Do you know where the train station is located?
  • I apologize for bothering you, but could you please show me how to get to the post office?
  • May I inquire as to the location of the Marriott Hotel?
  • Could you point me in the right direction for Times Square?
  • Please excuse me! I’m at a loss. Could you please direct me to Fifth Avenue?
  • Are you familiar with the gallery’s location? I’ve never been to that location before.
  • I’m sorry for bothering you, but I’m lost. The Sydney Opera House is where I’m searching.
  • Could you please assist me? I’m trying to locate the nearest bank.
  • Please excuse me! Would you like to tell me the location of the nearest bank?
  • Please excuse me! Could you please advise me on how to go to Fairfax Street?
  • Do you know the location of the nearest post office?
  • Am I on my way to the police station in the appropriate direction?
  • Am I heading in the correct direction for the Blackbird restaurant?

Directions Example Conversation

  • Conversation 1

Linda, have you got any idea how to get to Samson’s and Co.?

John: Linda, do you know how to get to Samson’s and Co.? I’ve never been to that location before.

Linda: Do you prefer to drive or use the subway?

The subway, John.

Linda: From 14th Avenue, take the blue line to Andrew Square, then change to the grey line. Take the 83rd Street exit.

John: Excuse me for a second while I scribble this down.

Linda: From 14th Avenue, take the blue line to Andrew Square, then change to the grey line. Take the 83rd Street exit. Is that clear?

Yes, thank you, John. How do I continue after I arrive at Andrew Square?

Linda: Continue straight on 83rd Street, past the bank. Continue straight after taking the second left. It’s located directly across the street from Jack’s Bar.

John: Could you say it again?

Linda: Once on 83rd Street, go right past the bank. Continue straight after taking the second left. It’s located directly across the street from Jack’s Bar.

John: Linda, I appreciate it. How much time will it take you to get there?

Linda: It takes around a half-hour to complete. When is your meeting scheduled?

John: It’s ten o’clock in the morning. At 9:30 a.m., I’ll go.

Linda: At 9 a.m., you should go.

  • Conversation 2:

Emily: Please excuse me, but I’m unable to locate a gas station.

Bill: There’s one close by.

Emily: What’s the best way for me to get there?

Bill: Take the first right after the bus stop and continue straight. It’s directly across the street from a retail center.

Thank you very much, Emily!

  • Conversation 3.

(Around the corner)

Tourist: Please excuse me, but could you assist me? I’m completely lost!

Person: Of course, where do you want to go?

Tourist: I’d want to see the museum, but I’m not sure where it is. Is it a long way?

Person: No, I don’t think so. It’ll take you roughly five minutes to walk there.

Tourist: I guess I’ll have to phone a taxi.

Person: No, it’s a piece of cake. Really. (pointing) I can point you in the right path.

Thank you,

tourist. That’s extremely thoughtful of you.

Now go along this street until you reach the traffic lights. Are you able to spot them?

Yes, I can see them. Tourist:

Person: Turn right at the traffic signals into Queen Mary Avenue.

Giving Directions

  • This is the way
  • That is the case.
  • You’re travelling in the wrong direction.
  • You’re heading the wrong way.
  • Turn right on the second street.
  • At the intersection, turn right.
  • Keep going straight for approximately a mile.
  • Keep going past the elementary school.
  • On your left, you’ll see a museum.
  • It’ll be on the left side of the road.
  • It’ll be on the right side of the road.
  • Go down this path.
  • Make your way down there.
  • It will be directly in front of you.
  • Keep going straight ahead.
  • Walk along the street.
  • Take a left.
  • Make a right.
  • It’s across the street from the cafĂ©, on the corner.
  • It’s on the opposite side of the bank.
  • On the left side
  • On the left, and on the right
  • On the right hand side
  • On the straight and narrow
  • After the petrol station, turn left.
  • On the right, straight ahead.
  • Directly ahead of you
  • Straight ahead, next to the bookstore, on the left.

Asking for and Giving Directions 1

  • Opposite in the other direction from the bank
  • on the other side of the road
  • across the street
  • close to my workplace
  • near to the mall
  • in the vicinity of the hospital
  • in the vicinity of the bus terminal
  • between our workplace and the grocery store
  • Between the pet store and the grocery store, on the right.
  • at the very end of Paris St.
  • on/at the intersection of Daniel Road and
  • Near the police station, over there.
  • Just around the bend to the right / left.
  • It’s only (barely) around the corner.
  • only a short distance away
  • You’re on the wrong track.
  • You’re headed in the wrong direction.
  • On your left, you’ll see a bakery.
  • It will be on the left or right side of you.
  • You’ll arrive at the hospital through this straight route.
  • On the left, you’ll notice the entrance.
  • On your left, you’ll see a taxi rank.
  • The town centre is indicated with a sign.
  • In front of you will be a parking lot.
  • It’s impossible to miss.
  • At the crossroads, exit the highway / motorway.
  • “London 18 miles” or “America” was written on the signpost.
  • To get there, follow the signs.
  • You’ll arrive at a bus terminal.
  • The Black Lake will be visible.

Asking for and Giving Directions 2

Landmarks

Traffic lights, crossroads, junctions, level crossings, signposts, T-junctions, dead ends, underpasses, roundabouts, flyovers, motorways, bridges, railway bridges, railway lines, dual carriageways, pedestrian crossings, zebra crossings, stop signs, hospitals, police stations, shopping centres, garages, petrol stations, airports, bus stops, stations, bookstores, buildings, and so on.

While you wouldn’t use the imperative form in typical polite discourse because it’s too abrupt, it’s fine when giving someone advice who has requested for it. The main job of this article was to provide you with better information on how to conversate for the very important purpose of giving and taking directions, hope it serves the process.

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