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||country lane|
|crossroads||dead-end / cul-de-sac||dual carriageway|
|follow the signs for —–||go across||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|
|side street||straight ahead||T-junction|
|take the next right||toll road||town centre|
|traffic lights||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.|