Asking for and Giving Location and Direction

A. Read the dialogue below and answer the questions

Situation : Mr. Hermawan is out of his town. He doesn’t know how to get to BCA bank, so he 
                 stops a man in the street.
Mr. Hermawan : Excuse me, can you tell me where the nearest BCA bank is?
Man                 : BCA bank? I’m sorry. I don’t know. I’m not from around here myself.

Then he meets a policeman and asks him the direction.

Mr. Hermawan : Excuse me, where’s the nearest BCA bank, please?
Policeman         : Go straight down this street. Turn left at the T-junction, BCA bank is just around         
                         the corner, on your left.
Mr Hermawan : How far is it from here?
Policeman        : It will take about 5 minutes if you go there on foot.
Mr. Hermawan : Thank you very much. I’m sure I’ll find it easily, if I walk there.
Policeman         : Sure, but there’s one thing you have to know.
Mr. Hermawan : What’s that?
Policeman         : Today is Saturday. The bank is closed.
Mr. Hermawan : But not the ATM service, don’t you think? I just need to withdraw some cash.
                          Thanks anyway.

1. Why does Mr. Hermawan ask the direction to the BCA? _____________________________________________________________________
2. Whom does he ask the direction to?
3. Does he get the answer as he expect before? Why/ why not?
4. What does he do then?
5. Does he get a satisfying answer?
6. Do you think the bank is close or far?
7. How does Mr. Hermawan go to the bank?
8. How long does it take to go there?
9. Is the bank closed or open?
10. Why does Mr. Hermawan look for the BCA bank?

B. Study the display below!

  • Guest room 301-320
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool

  • Guest room 201-225
  • Bussiness centre
  • Krida Loka conference room

  • Guest room 101-125
  • Bojana Restaurant
  • Karya Graha conference room

  • Hotel store
  • Reception
  • Coffee shop
  • Travel agent
  • Money changer

  • Parking Area
  • Sauna Fitness centre

C.   Look   at the display panel and answer the questions.

  1. Have you ever seen this panel? ___________________________________________
  2. Where did you see it? ___________________________________________________
  3. What did it tell you about? _____________________________________________________________________

D.    Look at the panel above and answer the questions about the location of certain places. Number one
      is done for you.

  1. Where is the coffee shop? It’s on the ground floor.
  2. Can you tell me where the Bojana Restaurant is? _______________________________
  3. Where is room 224? ______________________________________________________
  4. Are there any stores around here? ___________________________________________
  5. Where can I find the sauna? ________________________________________________
  6. How do I get to Krida Loka Conference room? _______________________________________________________________________
  7. I’m looking for the business centre. Where can I find it? _______________________________________________________________________

Expressions used for finding places in the buildings
Asking for Directions
Giving Directions
ü  Where is the…………………………..?
ü  Can you tell me where…………….is?
ü  How do I get to……………………….?
ü  I’m looking for…………………………?
ü  Where can I find………………………?
ü  Could you tell me how to get to………………………., please?
ü  Go straight ahead
ü  Turn left/right at the………./ as you come out of the elevator.
ü  Go across the…
ü  Go upstairs/downstairs.
ü  Go up/down in the elevator/lift.
ü  Go up/down on the escalator.
ü  Take the elevator/lift to…
ü  It’s on the…
ü  It’s in the basement…
ü  It’s next to/beside…
ü  It’s between…and…
ü  It’s at the end of the corridor
ü  It’s on your right/left.

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