When you are looking for something, it is sometimes easier to ask for directions. When you do, you have to be able to listen to the directions given. In this lesson, we will study listening a little more so you can effectively understand a person giving you directions.
Here are some key words you have to remember. I suggest you drill these in your head because they are very commonly used when giving directions. There are many direction terminologies. I'll cover all the common phrases. You should be able to effectively give directions and receive directions after this lesson.
Asking for Directions
Most of the time, you should start by saying excuse me. The pronunciation for excuse me can be shortened. The shortened form sounds like 'scuse me.'
When you ask for directions, the person responding will usually give you quick directions. The next section is a list of common phrases used when giving directions. You should study them carefully so when someone gives you directions, you can understand them without having to say 'one more time.'