Thứ Tư, 2 tháng 12, 2020

Asking and Giving Directions!

 Directions to the popular places in Phan Thiet!


1/ post office


2/ supermarket - Coopmart/ Lotte mart


3/ coffee shop/ cafe


4/ Ho Chi Minh museum


5/ Thanh Minh Tu temple


6/ Doi Duong beach


7/ Phan Thiet local market


8/ Van Thuy Tu shrine


9/ Cinema/ movie theater - Lotte cinema


10/ Duc Thanh school


11/ bank - Vietinbank


12/ street seafood stores - along Caty river


13/ bus stop


14/ bus station


15/ train station


16/ gas/ petrol station


17/ Phan Thiet port/ Phu Hai harbour


18/ hospital


19/ clinic


20/ church


Asking and giving Directions in English!

I/ ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS

  1. Excuse me, where is …, please?
  2. Excuse me, how can I get to…, please?
  3. Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to…, please?
  4. Excuse me, I’m looking for..., please?
  5. 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




3/ underpass




4/ overpass




5/ zebra crossing = pedestrian crossing /pi'destriən/




6/ tunnel




7/ junction # intersection 


3 way intersection/ T intersection




Y intersection



5 way intersection


9/ crossroads




10/ traffic lights




11/ turning


12/ main road


13/ lane






14/ roundabout






III/ More practice about asking and giving directions:


Example 1:


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.


B: You’re welcome.

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!


1/ Lotte cinema (on the 5th floor of Lotte mart)


2/ ATM (in front of Coopmart)


3/ Doi Duong beach


4/ KFC


5/ Bank - Vietinbank (opposite Coopmart)


6/ Phan Thiet local market


7/ Poshanu temple


8/ Mr. Dia Rock beach


9/ Wine castle


10/ Fairy stream...


Cheers!

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