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  • Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

  • We've been asked to explain or help people who are 'asking for directions'.

  • Uh, they want to ask for directions in English.

  • They're visiting a strange city or a new city on holiday, or work experience or even perhaps to visit the UK to learn English.

  • And they get lost, and they need some directions.

  • The most important thing to remember is politeness.

  • The, particularly the English people, they always use 'please' and 'thank you' a lot.

  • And they like to hear that when people are asking them for help.

  • And it's much more likely that you'll get assistance if you use those simple words.

  • 'Please, could you help me?' And then, 'thank you' when you get the help.

  • So, let's give you a few phrases.

  • So, let's say you're in London and you want to find the Tower of London, a very important historical site.

  • So, you don't know which direction to take.

  • You stop somebody in the street and you say: 'Please, could you help me? I'd like to get to the Tower of London.'

  • Or 'I wonder if I could interrupt you for a few minutes? Could you direct me or help me to find my way to the Tower of London?'

  • 'Sorry to bother you, but could you help me to find my way to the Tower of London, please?'

  • And then when they give you the directions - and you may have to repeat them just to make sure you understand them - and then say: 'Thank you, that was very kind of you', or 'I really appreciate it', or 'You're very kind'.

  • Ok, so we could also use some, uh, indirect questions.

  • 'Could I interrupt you for a few minutes?'

  • 'Would you mind helping me, please?'

  • 'Where can I find ...?'

  • 'How do I get to ...?'

  • So, all nice simple English phrases and expressions that will help you get to where you want to go.

  • Ok, so as always subscribe to our channel and join us again on www.englishlessonviaskype.com, and we'll catch up with you soon.

Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

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Asking for Directions in English ➡️↪️ - Useful English Phrases #englishlessons

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