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How to Ask for and Give Directions in English

How to Ask for and Give Directions in English

Useful expressions for giving directions and asking for directions when you’re in a new town or city or new location. in this post we are going to teach you how to ask for and give directions in English you should learn.

Asking for directions

  • Excuse me, I’m looking for the train station.
  • Could you tell me how to get to Paul hospital?
  • How do I find a pharmacy?
  • Excuse me, I’m looking for a good restaurant.
  • Pardon me, I’m lost, how do I get to my hotel?
  • Do you know the cafe?
  • Is there a sports shop around here?
  • Where are you exactly?
  • Which is the best way to go to this address?
  • Could you direct me to your address?
  • How do I get to work?
  • What’s the best way to the park?
  • Where is the school?
  • Could you help me, please? I’m looking for the bank.
  • Excuse me, How can I go to the post office?
  • Do you know where the shopping center is?
  • Can you tell me the way to bus station?
  • Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the airport?
  • Are you from around here?
  • Are we on the right road for Riyadh?
  • Is this the right way for the campsite?
  • Do you have a map?
  • Can you show me on the map?
  • I am trying to find an exchange office. Could you tell me how to get there?
  • Does this bus go to the center?

Giving directions

  • The easiest way is to go right on Commercial Avenue.
  • The quickest way is to take Road Number 11.
  • The best way is to turn left on Main Street.
  • Turn back. Go back.
  • Turn left after the bridge.
  • Turn right at the second turning.
  • Go along the road.
  • Take the second road on the left.
  • The library id on the right.
  • Go up. Go down. Go straight.
  • Go up or walk up the street.
  • It’s in the middle of the block.
  • Round the corner from the post office.
  • Drive to right street and turn left.
  • Go straight ahead.
  • It’s this that way.
  • You’re going the wrong way.
  • You’re going the wrong direction.
  • Take this road.
  • Go down there.
  • Take the first on the left.
  • Take the second on the right.
  • Turn right at the crossroads.
  • Continue straight ahead for about a mile.
  • Continue past the fire station.
  • You’ll pass a supermarket on your left.
  • It’ll be on your left/right.
  • It’ll be straight ahead of you.

How far is it?

How far is it?

  • Is the pharmacy far (From here)?
  • Is it a long way?
  • The hospital is not far.
  • How far is it to the station?
  • It’s just around the corner.
  • It took more than a decade to dig today’s hole, and climbing out of it will take a while, too.
  • It’s quite close.
  • It’s quite a long way.
  • It takes a while.
  • It’s a long way on foot.
  • It’s a long way to walk.
  • It’s about a seven-minute walk.
  • It’s about a nine-minute walk.
  • It’s about a twenty-minute bus ride.
  • It’s about a mile from here.

If you can’t help

  • Could you say that again please?
  • Could you repeat it again please?
  • Could you say that again please?
  • You could ask the bus driver.
  • Could you show me the map please?
  • I’m sorry, I don’t know.
  • Ask the front desk clerk.
  • I’m afraid I can’t really help you.
  • Could you speak a little louder?
  • Sorry, I’m not from around here.
  • I’m afraid I can’t help you.
  • I wish I could help.
  • I’m afraid I can’t really help you.
  • Sorry, I don't know my way around here.
  • I am stranger here myself.
  • You could ask the bus driver.
  • I’m sorry, I’m not from here.

Offer warnings

  • Stay in the left lane
  • It’s a very busy road.
  • It’s a big hill (if they are walking or on a bike)
  • There might be construction.
  • If you pass the…you went too far.
  • There’s no parking.

Offer another solution

  • You could ask the bus driver.
  • Ask the front desk clerk.
  • Follow me. I’ll show you the right way.
  • Do you want me to draw you a map?

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