Giving directions

Giving directions

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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then, look at the map and listen to the directions while you do the other exercises.

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What do you do when you get lost in a town or city?

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andji2001's picture
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If i get lost in town or city, first may be I will ask local people for information about my direction or I will try to find a map which shows where I am at that moment.

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Fado23fado's picture
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In my opinion, to be lost in a city or town is very hard nowadays. Thanks to technology we can get information about where we are now and when we come across some kind of emergency issue we can sent a our coordination to people for helping also whatever you want to go you write the address on your phone or laptop they show you correct direction. :))))) don't afraid about to be lost ;)

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dchamika's picture
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One day i was hunting for a shop and i asked a person about it and went according to his direction, but i got lost, thus i used my GPS and found the shop.

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Mikyaleee's picture
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Hahahah I remember something... it was the first day went to the my new school. I was alone and didn't know that area. So after round and round for about 2 hours i stoped a taxi hehehe

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yenthan's picture
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When I get lost in a town or city, I will ask for local people's helps or borrow someone's phone to call my family to back me to my home.

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Elsa007's picture
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I like to ask somebody for directions in a strange town or city.
it's a good opportunity to talk with local people to know more about the place.
Aha…, that's why I won't hesitate to get lost!? OHG!

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blackpearrl's picture
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If I get lost in a town or city I have never visited before, I will ask the local people for directions. I once was lost in a big city when looking for the hotel I'd stay in and I went around the city for more than an hour without clear directions. It was late at night so there were only few people seen on the streets. I decided to ask them and the hotel turned out to be very near from where I was the whole time! o-o

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Elsa007's picture
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After reading your comment, I remembered my similar experience! When I visited my host family in a town I'd never visited, as I had a very bad direction, I decided to take a taxi from the nearest station. A number of taxies were queuing at the station to get people in one by one and finally my turn came and I got relieved to be taken to the destination without getting lost. Little less than three minutes of driving, the driver told me to get out of the car as we got to the destination. Oh, it was simple, thought I, but soon I got lost…. The building in front of me where I was dropped out was a wrong building. I walked around for more than 10 minutes and finally I found someone to ask. Then It turned out that the target building was standing just at the other side of the road……. ! :-O

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Elsa007's picture
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Actually, I knew why the driver intentionally dropped me off at the other side of the destination….
It was raining and a number of taxis were making a long queue to get the ride. Finally, the driver let me on but he was upset because my destination was in fact 3 minutes walk from where I took a ride…..!Oh, dear…..
On second thought, I remember, when arriving at the building, he intentionally turned to the other side of the road to put miles on a car. Then I heard his complaining about his bad luck of the day (pshaw)!!
No wonder……… ☆

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Mizu's picture
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if I get lost I'll find place that easy to find, stay right there and call to someone but if I lost in city that I didn't know anyone I'll ask someone for way go to police station.

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donya123's picture
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If I get lost, I would ask someone for the direction or phone my mom. I got lost once at a shopping center, when I was a kid. I first cry and tried to find my mom, I still remember I was terribly scared. As I was crying a woman notice me and asked why I was so much alarmed, I explain her that I was lost. And then the Idea went through my head. I asked the woman whether I could borrow her phone to call my mom. Of course she says yes and I was very thankful of her.

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