Listening: Asking for Directions

Audio for Asking for Directions

Audio by Barry,


Conversation 1

Excuse me! Could you tell me where the nearest bank is, please?

Walk two blocks and turn left at the bookstore. The bank will be across the street, next to the post office.

Is it far from here?

No, it's just a ten-minute walk.

Thank you very much.

You're welcome.

Conversation 2

Excuse me, could you help me, please? I'm looking for the Science Museum.

Go down this street and turn right at the traffic light. Go past the flower market, and you'll see the Science Museum.

Thanks a lot.

Don't mention it.

Other useful phrases

Is there a restaurant near here?

There is a restaurant around the corner.

Where is the nearest drugstore, please?

Sorry. You'll have to ask someone else.

Can you tell me how to get to the train station, please?

It's pretty far from here. You'd better take a bus.

How long will it take to get there?

About twenty minutes.

Does this bus go to the center?

No. The downtown bus stops over there.

(See Asking for Directions in the section Phrases.)