Practice asking for directions with a classmate using the street sceneabove. Substitute the different locations and direction vocabulary in yourconversations.Common Conversations about Directions
Do you know where the washrooms are ?
Franco : Excuse me, do you know where the washrooms are ?Lisa : Yes, they are down the hall on your left.Franco : Thanks a lot.Lisa : No problem.
In English the washrooms can also be called the restrooms, thebathrooms, the men’s room, and the ladies room. Some slang expressions include; the canand the john. Generally, it is not impolite to ask for the washrooms and it isn’t necessary toexcuse yourself when you need to use them..
Is there a payphone near here ?
Rosemary : Excuse me. Is there a payphone near here?Caroline : Yes, I think so. I think there is one across the streetin front of the travel agency.Rosemary . Do you know if it takes calling cards ?Caroline : No, I’m sorry. I have no idea.Rosemary : Okay, well thanks anyway. I´ll check for myself.Caroline : Good luck. Bye.Rosemary.: Oh, bye. Thanks for your help.Caroline : Don’t mention it. **
Don´t mention it
means the same as ;
It’s no problem
Where is the airport, please ?
: Can you tell me where the airport is, please?
: Certainly, sir. You drive west along Bloor St. until you come to a sign that says highway 401.Turn right at the sign and continue north along highway401 until you see a sign for the airport on your left.Take the exit marked terminal.
: Could you write that down for me, please.
: Sure, no problem, sir.
: Thanks a lot you have really been helpful.