Giving directions or asking for directions could be stressful for someone who is not familiar with some simple words and phrases. After listening to this recordings, you will be able to give directions and ask for them. Main words to remember are go straight, turn left, turn right, take the first turn to the left, take the first turn to the right, cross at the traffic lights, cross the road. Let’s have a conversation as an example. Excuse me, where is the local post office? It is very near, you need to go straight, then take the first turn to the left. The post office is opposite to the war museum and next to a chinese restaurant. Excuse me, how can I get to the nearest supermarket? Just go straight ahead, then turn right, then cross the road at the traffic lights. The supermarket is opposite to the traffic lights. You will not miss it. Excuse me, I am looking for a shop with wedding dresses. Please can you tell where i can find it? Of course, it is next to the butchers. Go straight from here, then take the second turn to the right, it is on the other side of the road, it is opposite to the bank. It is about 10 minute walk from here. Let’s have a conversation which includes asking for direction to the airport by car. How do I get to the airport from here? You need to follow the signs for London. When you get to the first roundabiut, take the second turn. After that you just need to follow the signs for the airport. You will drive past a big petrol station. Thank you, how long does it take to get there? It is about a 20 minute drive. If you are the one giving directions, try and make sure that the person asking understands. If you think that they don’t understand, just ask them. In this sitatuion, use hand gestures more when explaining. If you are the one asking for directions, listen carefully. You can also ask the person to repeat.