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

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altair28 20 October, 2020 - 02:25

when i get lost, the first thing i do is take out my phone and go to de Google Maps app, and when i dont have my phone i ask to other people for directions

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Luna 22 August, 2020 - 14:18

l search for a map, l can aks people for directions or l can borrow for a mobile phone to call my parents

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pln 19 August, 2020 - 14:57

if I am going to somewhere that I dunno, probably, I took my cellphone with me:) but if I can't find the place where I going to, I ask the people about there

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Xuka 19 August, 2020 - 09:54

I usually use the Google Maps app to get the direction on my journey, and it's very useful. But in the case, my phone is out of battery, and I get lost in a town or a city, I think I'll ask the locals first. They'll take me some directions to reach my destination. Occasionally, normal passerby people can give me vague information. But to be sure of that, I'll approach any traffic police. Traffic police have the latest knowledge on the roads, traffic, and routes. They will give the exact route of how to reach my destination.

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mmatildepontoni04 3 June, 2020 - 16:01

I talk to people, they are normally helpful and I try looking for somewhere that is open like shop,gym...and just go in and explain the problem.

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DIGIOTANIMES 1 June, 2020 - 19:58

I ask the people who live in that city or town the address that I look for or I make use of technology and I look for the address

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Roxy9565 21 May, 2020 - 17:14

Hello teachers,

Can you please tell me is there any difference between these two sentences?

1. It is the building next to the shop, opposite to the cinema.

2. It is the building next to the shop opposite to the cinema.

I also want to ask, how do we know that whether the word 'opposite to the cinema' is used for the shop or the building? In other words, which is opposite the cinema? Building or the shop.

Thank you

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editor_rachael 23 May, 2020 - 14:54

Hi Roxy9565,

 

1. It is the building next to the shop, opposite to the cinema. The building is opposite the cinema.

2. It is the building next to the shop opposite to the cinema. The shop is opposite the cinema.

 

We know this because of the comma.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Rachael
LearnEnglish Teens team

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Sherry4869 15 May, 2020 - 14:51

I got lost in a town or city for many times. I feel worried at that time. Then I ask someone for help or search on the google map or use GPS. Using the google map is most useful to me. I mostly use it. But ask to someone is helpful too if they help me greatly and kindly.

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Etito 3 May, 2020 - 12:05

I obviously will use Google Maps and if it's impossible I always can ask someone for the right direction

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VianneyHUV 27 March, 2020 - 06:55

this exercise is a little complicate to me because i'm not accustomed to listening in english and like this exercise is about "give directions" i'm confussed with the stranger words but with attention I can understand the second part of the exercise.
I can say that is really important know how give a direction in the real word.

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Adem 30 January, 2020 - 08:06

I want to give a directions somebody. This is a library from my home.
As soon as left my home turn right then go straight on until main road when you arrive the main road turn left then go straith on aproximitely 100 metre

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nawalard 19 December, 2019 - 12:27

When I got lost, I usually open Google Maps to find the location, but if I don't bring my phone or the place is hard to find, I'll ask the police to get directions.

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empty 9 August, 2019 - 13:29

I call my mother or father and if they don't answer , I try to find a familiar object or street and go to a place I know ( for example my home or my grandmother's house )

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