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Directions Through Town (1)
Travel and Sightseeing
Basic Level
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
IIII. Post-Listening Exercises

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Whether you are on a sightseeing trip through Europe or backpacking in Australia, finding your way around the city while on vacation can be difficult unless you know what to say. Understanding directions is a big part of this. Look at the expressions below and be sure to understand the meaning of the places on the map before you begin the listening activity:

  • across from
  • behind
  • between
  • in front of
  • near
  • next to
  • opposite
City Map

SAMPLE SENTENCES:
  • Excuse me? Do you know where the school is?
    >>> It's next to the post office.
citystreet


II. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button. Then, choose TRUE or FALSE for each sentence, which may be missing one or more words. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. The hotel is next to the _____________.
A. True
C. False

2. The zoo is ____________ the police station.
A. True
C. False

3. The __________ is between the post office and the supermarket.
A. True
C. False

4. The bowling alley is on _________ Street.
A. True
C. False

City Map

5. The _______________ corner of ________ Street and ________ Street.
A. True
C. False

6. ______________ front of ________________.
A. True
C. False

7. ______________________________________________.
A. True
C. False

8. ______________________________________________.
A. True
C. False

City Map

9. ______________________________________________.
A. True
C. False

10. ____________________________________________.
A. True
C. False


Score =
Correct answers:

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Draw a neighborhood map of the area where you live (or a place you know well like a school or your work). Write the names of buildings and stores in the area. Then, talk about the map. Another idea is to find a map of a famous area or place in your city and tell a partner how to get there from other locations (for example, your home).

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