Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to…, please?
Excuse me, I’m looking for..., please?
Excuse me, is there any... near here, please?
II/ GIVING DIRECTIONS
A - Useful phrases giving directions:
1/ Go straight
2/ Turn left
3/ Turn right
4/ Walk/go over the bridge
5/ Stop at the crossroads
6/ Go up (the hill)
Go down (the hill)
7/ It's in front of you
The hospital is in front of you
8/ It's opposite the bank
9/ It's at the corner
10/ It’s between
11/ It’s around the corner
12/ It’s behind
13/ It’s near
14/ It’s next to
15/ Go along / Walk along the street
16/ Take the first/second (street/turning) on your left
17/ Take the first/second (street/turning) on your right
18/ At the traffic light turn left/right
19/ "It's about five minutes from here."
20/ "It's easier if I can show you on the map..."
21/ Go across - "Go across the street."
22/ "You'll see / You'll come to a (bank). Then ..."
23/ "Don't take the first road."
24/ "Go on for about (2 minutes / 100 metres)."
25/ Go past
“go past the bank”
26/ Go through (the tunnel)
27/ Go out of
28/ turn back / go back
B - Landmarks
1/ taxi rank = taxi stand
2/ level crossing
5/ zebra crossing
6/ pedestrian crossing /pi'destriən/
8/ junction # intersection (T or Y) NAmE
3 way intersection
5 way intersection
10/ traffic lights
12/ main road
III/ More practice about asking and giving directions:
A: Excuse me, is there any post office near here? I would like to send some souvenirs and postcards to my family in the Philippines.
B: Yes. It’s about 10 minutes from here by scooter.
From Co Tu’s Homestay, you turn left.
Go straight about 500 meters. Then, you will see a traffic light - also 3 way intersection.
At the traffic light, you turn left into the main street. Go along the street about 2 kilometers. You will see a traffic light - also the crossroads. Then, turn left, go along the street about 500 meters, you can see another traffic light and the post office is at the corner of the traffic light, on your right.
A: Well, it’s quite easy. Thank you very much for your big help.