Feb 282013

In this programme, we look at language you can use when asking for and giving directions.

We listen to our reporter Helen as she tries to find her way around London and the office and we look at different expressions she hears on her journeys.

Language for asking directions
Can you tell me

Do you know

the way to

how to get to

the (nearest) post office

bus stop


Covent Garden

Trafalgar Square

Bush House

Language for giving directions
go left
turn left
it’s on the left
take a left
take the second (turning) on the left
go right
turn right
it’s on the right
take a right
take the second (turning) on the right
go ahead
go straight ahead
go straight on




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