Asli Asli

Asking for/giving directions
B1 level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the functional language used for asking questions regarding directions and giving directions in a formal way. They will listen to a conversation between two people traveling by car, who are lost, and trying to find their way by asking various people. At the end of the lesson, the students will be given handouts of maps and names of various places, and they will be asked to find their way by using the phrases they are introduced to.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will have a better understanding of formal expressions related to asking for/giving directions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, the students will have had practice using these expressions in the context of asking directions in a foreign place and be better able to engage in conversations regarding asking for/giving directions


Lead in (5-6 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of going to a foreign place and asking for directions

T will project a picture of Leaning Tower of Pisa. Role-play as a tourist lost in town, riding a motorcycle. CCQ 'Where am I?', 'What am I doing?', 'Do I know this place?','What should I do?', 'Do I know you?'. Elicit 'ask for directions' and 'formal language'. Show a map. Ask Ss to give T directions.

Listening task (5-6 minutes) • To contextualise and introduce the target language

T gives HO to the Ss, they have to listen to a conversation for specific info and answer three questions. T asks WC for FB.CCQ about direct indirect language/ formal use.

Highlighting target language (8-9 minutes) • To highlight the target language so that learners are focused on it.

T will give Ss exercise 2 and ask them to read the conversation and complete the phrases. Check in pairs. Ask some students for FB. Write the model sentences on WB for clarification.

Clarifying target language (12-13 minutes) • To cover meaning, form, and pronunciation

As T started clearing the meaning with the listening exercise, she will move onto form and clarify how to construct questions on the model sentences. Underline Do you know how + Subj +can + verb + obj, Could you tell me which + obj +subj + need + infinitive or which + obj + infinitive,Do you have any idea where + obj + verb. Highlight the order : 'can' after 'subj, 'verb' after 'subject'.Write the direct questions to show the difference. Play the recording and ask Ss to repeat. Mark stress on WB. Give exercise 3. Ss work in pairs. Monitor to observe common errors. WC FB

Language practice (10-13 minutes) • To provide freer oral practice and use the language productively

T will divide the Ss into Tourists and Locals. Set the context; they are in an English speaking country and the tourists will ask for the locals' help in order to find the places they are seeking for. Give tourists pieces of paper of the places they want to go and give the maps to the locals so that they can give directions.Next, the locals will be tourists and vice versa. Change the setting, they are in Turkey. Tourists will ask for the popular places. They have to use formal language. Monitor to check if they are using the correct forms.

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