Lesson 1

Asking Directions

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Visual aides for Lesson 1
Objectives: To be able to ask for and understand directions.

Dialog:

A. Is there a grocery store near here?
B. Yes, there's one over on State Street.
A. Where is State Street?
B. Go down this street for two more blocks. Turn right and go a block. ABC Supermarket is on your left.
A. Thanks.

Practice 1: Command-Response

Stand up.
Turn right.
Turn left.
Go straight ahead.
Stop.
Turn right and go four steps.
Turn left and go two steps.
Sit down.

Practice 2: Vocabulary Development

Is there agrocery storenear here?
schoolon State Street?
shoe storeon King Street?
bakery
movie theater
bank

Practice 3: Vocabulary Development

Yes. There is ahotelon State Street.
bakeryon First Avenue.
cafeon Avenue A.
drug store on First Avenue.

Practice 4: Question-Response

Is there abakery onFirst Avenue? Yes, there is.
hotelState Street? No, there isn't.
schoolKing Street?  
bankAvenue A?  

Practice 5: Vocabulary Development

Where isState Street?
J.C. Penny's?
Sears?
the post office?
the police station?
the railroad station?

Practice 6: Question-Response

Where isthe post office? It is on State Street.
the police station?   First Avenue.
the railroad station?   Station Road.
the bus station?   Avenue B.
Sears?   Broadway Street.

Practice 7: Following Directions

  1. You are on Broadway Street and Avenue C. Go straight ahead on Broadway Street for three blocks, turn right and go one block. Turn left and go one half a block. What is on your left?
  2. You are at the railroad station. Go along Station Road to the first stop light. Turn left and go three blocks. Turn right and go two blocks. What is on your right?
  3. You are at the Greyhound Bus Station Road on State Street. Go up State Street to Center Street. Turn right and go two blocks. Turn left and go four blocks. What is on your left?
  4. You are at the stop light on Station Road and Fourth Avenue. Go down Station road to Center Street. Turn right and go three blocks. Turn right and go two blocks. What is on your right?

Practice 8: Giving Directions

  1. I am on Station Road and Avenue C. How can I get to the Post office?
  2. I am on Avenue B and Broadway Street. Is there a drugstore near here?
  3. I am at the Elementary School on Broadway Street. How can I get to the fire station?
  4. I am at the stop light on Station Road and Fourth Avenue. Where is a hotel from here?