You will find these English expressions useful if you are lost or want to get to a particular place or give directions to others.
Asking for directions
- How can I get to ...?
- Where is the ...?
- How far is the ... from the ...?
- Is there a ... around here?
- Could you tell me how to get to ...?
- How do I find ...?
- Pardon me, I'm lost. how do I get to ...?
- Which is the best way to ...?
- Could you direct me to ...?
- Which way do I go to get to ...?
- What's the best way to ...?
- Excuse me, do you know where the … is?
- Is this the right way for …?
- Go straight ahead.
- Turn back./Go back.
- Turn left/right.
- Go along …
- Cross …
- Take the first/second road on the left/right.
- It's on the left/right.
- Go past.
- The easiest way is to ...
- The best way is to ...
- It's on the corner
- It's in the middle of the block.
1. A: Excuse me sir. Is there a bank around here?
B: Yes, there is one right across the street next to Library.
2. A: Can you give me directions to the petrol station?
B: Of course I will, just follow this road until you come to the main road. Turn right and then continue for about 100 metres. You will see the petrol station on the left.
3. A: Is there a bank near here?
B: Yes, there is one in Orange Street. Orange Street is the third road on your right.
4. A: Excuse me, where is the School?
B: It is across from the police office.
5. A: Excuse me! Could you tell me where the nearest bank is, please?
B: Walk two blocks and turn left at the bookstore. The bank will be across the street, next to the post office.
A: Is it far from here?
B: No, it's just a ten-minute walk.
A: Thank you very much.
B: You're welcome.