Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Episode 29 – Listening For And Following Directions

This has to be one of the most pivotal parts of English Language Learning.  If you can’t take directions, in any language, you’re going to be in trouble in the long term.  Now, if it’s you giving directions, or if it’s someone else giving you directions – the goal is to give or receive directions carefully.  One turn can lead you to getting lost and spoiling your trip.

When we listen to directions, we need to listen carefully to teach part.  Try to visualize the directions in your mind to help you follow them.

Here are some vocabulary terms worth remembering: go this way, walk up/down this street, follow this street until you see a/get to, go straight, keep going straight, turn left/take a right, walk for a bout……minutes/meters, on your left/right, it’s on……street, opposite, near, next to, corner of, end of the road.

Critical Thinking

How often do you use online maps?  Have you ever used an online map called MapQuest? How was it getting directions ten years ago compared to today?


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