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Asking for Directions

Согласитесь, люди путешествовали всегда, когда-то более интенсивно, когда-то менее, с разными целями: на отдых, по работе, для восстановления здоровья и по тысячам других причин. 

Если вы попадаете в другую страну, первое, что нужно уметь делать, – это спросить дорогу, т.к. не всегда есть возможность воспользоваться картой. Также, если в ваш город приезжает много туристов из-за рубежа, нужно быть готовым к тому, что люди так же будут подходить к вам и спрашивать, как добраться из одного места в другое. 
 
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Ask for directions
Спросить дорогу

  • Excuse me, where’s …?
  • How do I get to…?
  • Could you tell me how to get to…?
  • Excuse me, how do i get to …?
  • Excuse me, is there a … near/around here ?
  • Excuse me, is the … around/near here ?
  • Where is the …., please ?
  • Can you help me ? I’m / We’re looking for the /a ….
  • The ….., is it on this street or the next one?
  • Where is the … from here ?
  • Do you know the directions to … ?
  • Excuse me, what are the directions to …?
  • What is the way to … ?
  • Please tell / give me the way to …
  • Can you give me directions to … ?
  • Could you tell me the way to … ?
  • Can / could you tell me how to get to … ?

Answer
Ответить как пройти

  • Go straight ahead.
  • Go up / down… for… blocks.
  • Go up / down… to…
  • You go along … to…
  • Walk / drive ( that way ) until you see Benson Ave.
  • Continue in the same direction until
  • Turn right / left at / on…
  • Don’t turn there.
  • At the intersection / traffic lights, turn right / left.
  • At the corner of… and… ,
  • you turn right / left.
  • It’s on your left / right.
  • It’s the second building on the / your right / left.
  • At the top / at the bottom
  • On the (your) left / on the (your) right
  • in the bottom left-hand corner of
  • in the top left-hand corner of
  • around the corner from
  • on the corner of …… and ….
  • to the left of / to the right of
  • Left hand side / right hand side / on the right-hand side of
  • South / North / East / West
  • Southeast / Southwest / Northeast / Northwest
  • To the north / to the south / to the east / to the west
  • slightly west of
  • directly opposite to / Opposite to
  • in front of
  • behind
  • in the middle of/in the centre of / roughly in the middle of / exactly in the middle of
  • Above / below
  • Inside / outside
  • Just beyond
  • a little beyond
  • just past
  • Next to
  • alongside / runs alongside
  • adjoining (= next to or joined with)
  • clockwise/anticlockwise
  • enter via
  • stands outside
  •  halfway between
  • in close proximity to
  • at right angles to/perpendicular to
  • surrounded by
  • parallel to

Asking for Directions in a Building

  • Please tell me the directions to …
  • What are the directions to … ?
  • What is the way to … ?
  • I’m looking for the …
  • How do I go / get to … ?
  • How can I get to… ?
  • Where is the … ?
  • Are the washrooms near here ?

Answer
(Giving Directions in a Building)

  • Go along the corridor / hall.
  • Turn right at the end of the hall.
  • Take the stairs down to the basement
  • Go through the door.
  • It’s just through / past / after the door.
  • Take the elevator up to the top floor.
  • Go up to the fifth floor.
  • Go straight ahead.

Places

Asking for Directions

Water

  • brook
  • stream
  • river
  • puddle
  • pond
  • lake
  • waterfall
  • estuary
  • ocean
  • sea
  • cape
  • canal
  • coral reef
  • delta
  • fjord
  • geyser
  • glacier
  • harbo(u)r
  • headwaters
  • iceberg
  • lagoon
  • riverbed
  • seashore
  • shore
  • shoreline
  • spring
  • strait
Asking for Directions

Roads

  • footpath
  • lane
  • road
  • track
Asking for Directions

Land

  • forest
  • copse
  • wood
  • hillock
  • hill
  • mountain
  • cove
  • bay
  • gulf
  • beach
  • peak
  • shore
  • mountain range
  • plain
  • hollow
  • valley
  • ridge
  • inlet
  • cliff
  • continent
  • tributary
  • glacier cave
  • headland
  • island
  • islet
  • marsh
  • salt marsh
  • swamp

Asking for Directions

Services in a City

a. Library
b. Daycare centre
c. Grocery store
d. Dental clinic
e. Bank
f. Hospital
g. High school
h. Car rental agency
i. Parking lot
j. Bookstore
k. Garage
l. Hairdresser / Hair salon
m. Hardware store
n. Clothing store
o. Medical clinic
p. Fire station
q. Shoe store
r. Computer store

Exercises

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