ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS
Walk down Main street
On the right Turn righ
on the left Turn left
at the corner of _____________and__________
AT Central Station
TRAVELING SOON? HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. Street Name and Nearby references
Perhaps, the easiest way to give directions is just to say what street it is on.
It's on Main Street.
It's at the corner of Main and Second.
It's next to the bank.
It's across from the school.
It's opposite the bookstore.
It’s between the park and the supermarket
It´s around the corner from the Public Library
It’s near the City Hall
It´s at the end of the road
2. Subway or Bus Directions
Another common way to give directions is to tell somebody what bus or subway to take, where to transfer, and where to get off.
Get on Picadilly station (it´s just around the corner)
Take the Green Line to Central Station.
Transfer to the Main Line.
Get off at Market Station.
Go out exit number 4.
3. Directions by Foot or Car
A third common way to give directions is to tell somebody which streets to go down and where to turn.
Go down Main Street to Broadway.
Turn left/turn right on Broadway.
It's on your right/left
Go along Downing Street
Cross Central park and turn left
Go straight (ahead) on 5th avenue until you come to the bus station
Turn back/go back, walk for 2 blocks and it’s across from the movie theater
Take the First Street on the left/right
4. Directions by Car Route
Another way commonly used to give directions when driving is to state the route including highways, bridges, tunnels, and turn offs.
Take coastal highway.
Go over (Take) the Alex Fraser Bridge.
Go through (Take) the Massey Tunnel.
5. Asking for directions:
How do I get to…?
What’s the best way to…?
Can you tell me where the library is?
I don't know where the theater is.
Can you tell me how to get to the airport?
Some other important expressions include:
You can't miss it.
Which way is the hotel?
Right in front of you.