ESL/ EFL beginner lesson plan – Giving and Asking for Directions
Lesson Goals: At the end of the following lesson students will learn how to give and how to ask for directions in English. Also, they will be familiar with important vocabulary on buildings and places in town.
Target Grammar: Giving and asking for directions
Focus Vocabulary: Buildings
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1. Connect the word with the picture.
2. Read the text. Where is Sandeep going? Write numbers next to the buildings on the map.
Sandeep will wake up early tomorrow, and go to the hospital where his mom works. The hospital is in the center of the city. He will go up the street, and turn left. Then, he will go to the shop which is down the street, to the right. He will buy a chocolate for his little brother. Then he will go back and turn right and take his brother from school.
3. Mark the statements T for true, and F for false.
- Sandeep’s mother will take him to the cinema.
- There is a swimming pool next to the school.
- Sandeep will go up the street and turn left to go to the hospital.
Also, we use: near, close to, or far from to explain where something is.
Excuse me, where is ….? How to get to…
1. Listen to the directions. Fill in the blanks.
From the shop, go straight to the _______________. Cross the _______________and go to the school. There is a swimming pool _______________to the school. Walk up the street for 5 minutes, then turn _______________, and cross the street. You will _______________the hospital there. Walk for _______________minutes, cross the street and you are at the zoo.
2. Look at the map again (above). Underline the correct word.
- There is/ isn’t a swimming pool next to the school.
- The zoo is to the right/ left.
- There is/ isn’t a shop in town.