Asking and giving directions.
DIRECTIONS (pronounced ‘dɪˈrɛkʃəns) Noun (plural)
- a course along which someone or something moves. i.e. She set off in the opposite direction.
- the course which must be taken in order to reach a destination. i.e. The village is over the moors in a northerly direction. Synonyms: way, route, course, line, run, bearing, orientation.
- a point to or from which a person or thing moves or faces. i.e. A house with views in all directions.
- a general way in which someone or something is developing; a trend or tendency. i.e. New directions in painting and architecture. Synonyms: orientation, inclination, leaning, tendency.
- general aim or purpose. i.e. The campaign’s lack of direction.
- the management or guidance of someone or something. i.e. Under his direction, the college has developed an international reputation. Synonyms: administration, management, supervision, superintendence, government, regulation, orchestration.
- the work of directing the actors and other staff in a film, play, or other production.
- instructions on how to reach a destination or about how to do something. i.e. Preston gave him directions to a restaurant not far from the studio. Synonyms: instruction, command, order, bidding, charge, injunction, dictate, decree, edict, prescription, rule, regulation, requirement.
|a long way
||about 500 yards / meters
||about a mile
|around the bend
||around the corner
||at the end of the road
|back the other way
||behind the —–
||between —– and —–
|by the side of
||carry on down here
||dead-end / cul-de-sac
|follow the signs for —–
||go along here
|go left / right
||go straight on
||in front of —–
|in the opposite direction
||it’s not this way
||it’s that way
|just opposite the —–
||keep going this way
||main road / minor road
|motorway / freeway
||next to / near to
||on the left
|on the right hand side
||over the road
||roundabout / island
|take the next right
||turn back / left / right
||under the bridge
|up the hill
||down the road
||the way you came
Some helpful expressions and phrases
|Excuse me, is there a bank near here?
|Excuse me, where can I find a chemist?
|I need to find the hospital, can you help me.
|Is there a Post Office in this area, please?
|Is the supermarket close by, please?
|The railway station is over there near to the library.
|Go straight along here to the first on your left.
|Go straight down this road until you come to the roundabout.
|Take the 2nd on the right, and it’s about 500 metres on your left.
|Turn right here and cross over the road.
|Turn left at the traffic lights and it’s on your left.
|You will need to catch the bus to the town centre.
|You’d better find a taxi, it’s a long way.
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