UNIT 4: HOW CAN I GET TO...? (CÓMO PUEDO LLEGAR A...?) pidiendo botella

 

In this unit you will ask and answer questions to talk about directions.

 

EXERCISE 1: Work with your partner. Take turns asking and answering where the dog is. Look at the list:

between       on the right       on the left        next to        in front of

 

 

 

 
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Where's the dog?

The dog's next to the desk.

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Where's the dog?

The dog's ______ the desk and the chair.

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Where's the dog?

The dog's __________.

dog on the left

Where's the dog?

The dog's __________ the desk.

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Where's the dog?

The dog's ___________.

 

EXERCISE 2

Imagine your Jamaican friend (from unit1) is walking around Vedado, but there are some places he can't find on the map. He's at the bus station talking to you on the phone. Work in pairs, one of you has the instructions and the other one has the map (this is not a real map). Name the places and draw a line indicating the way to each place.

 

 

Instructions.

  1. a)Turn left and then turn right on 23rd Street. Go along 23rd. The post office is on the right.
  2. b)Turn left and then turn right. Go along 23rd Street and turn left. The coffee shop is on the left on 1st Street.
  3. c)Turn right and then turn left on 21st Street. Keep walking for two blocks. The theater is on the right.
  4. d)Turn right and then turn left. Walk to the corner and turn left. The pharmacy is on your left.
  5. e)Turn right and then turn left. Walk straight ahead for two blocks and then turn left. The bookstore is on the right.
  6. f)Turn left and then turn right. Go along 23rd Street. The bank is on the left.
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EXERCISE 3

Look at the map again and write one sentence about each place.

e.g.: The bus station is near the car park.

 

EXERCISE 4

READ THIS:

Do you remember from 7th grade how to ask for directions?

Where is...?

How can I get to...?

Here you have more questions you can use for the same purpose:

Can you tell me where...?

Can/ Could you tell me how to get to...?

Can you show me the way to...?

Where can I find...?

 

You can also ask questions about places to go:

Where can I buy local handicrafts (artesanía)?

Where can I find out about local history?

 

EXERCISE 5

Now imagine you are lost in another city and you are asking for help. Look at the map, complete the sentences and act the dialogues out with your partner.

 

 

 

 

1) A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the library from here?

B: Walk along Central Avenue and you will see the library on the right, across from the sports field.

 

A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the museum from here?

B: ______________Central Avenue and you will see the museum ____________, across from the ____________.

2) A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the parking lot from here?

B: ______________70th Street and you will see the parking lot ________________, the hospital.

3) A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the shoe store from here?

B: ______________70th Street and you will see the shoe store _______________,

______________ the post office.

4) A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the university from here?

B: ______________Central Avenue and you will see the university _______________, ___________________.

6) A: Excuse me. Could you please tell me how to get to the sports field from here?

B: ______________Central Avenue and you will see the sports field _______________, ___________ the_________________ and the ________________.

 

EXERCISE 6

Mrs. Brown is very busy today. She has to go to (tiene que ir a) several (muchas) stores, but she doesn’t know the city very well. She needs your help.

 

 

example: 1) She's at the post office and she wants to go to the bakery to buy some bread. Tell her how to get there.

Walk down Park Street to Second Avenue and turn right.

Walk along Second Avenue and you will see the bakery on the right, across from the church.

 

2) She's at the bakery and she's hungry now. She wants to go to the Chinese restaurant. Tell her how to get there.

__________ Second Avenue to Park Street and ____________.

__________ Park Street and you will see the Chinese restaurant

____________, _____________ the candy store.

3) She's at the Chinese restaurant and she wants to go to the library to get a book. Tell her how to get there.

___________ Park Street to Second Avenue and ___________.

___________Second Avenue to River Street and ___________.

___________ River Street and you will see the library _______

______, _________ the ____________ and the ____________.

4) She's at the library and she wants to go to the shoe store to buy a comfortable pair of shoes. Tell her how to get there.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

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___________________________________________________.

5) She's at the shoe store and she wants to go to the hospital to visit a friend. Tell her how to get there.

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________.

6) Mrs. Brown is very tired and she wants to sit in the park and rest before she goes home. Tell her how to get there.

___________________________________________________

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___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________.

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ADDITIONAL EXERCISES

 

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