Lesson Plan: Asking and Giving Directions in my City



  1. How do I get to …?
  2. What’s the best way to …?
  3. Where is …?
  4. Go straight on (until you come to …).
  5. Turn back./Go back.Turn left/right (into …-street).
  6. Go along …
  7. Cross …
  8. Take the first/second road on the left/right
  9. It’s on the left/right
  10. straight
  11.  on
  12. opposite
  13. next to
  14. between
  15. at the end (of)on/at
  16. the corner
  17. behind
  18. in front of
  19. just around the corner

Students can also check  the vocabulary by visiting these websites

  1. Asking the way in English 
  2. Asking for and Giving Directions

Warm-up Activity

  1. Students play a bingo in their smartphones with the vocabulary of the previous lesson and  the current lesson (M-Learning)


  1. Teacher starts the class by  introducing the vocabulary about the lesson using this video  and writing down the vocabulary that they find useful
  2. Students are given two dialogues so they can listen and fill in the blanks. (30 Mins) then students practice a dialogue with a partner.
  3. Students are  given a short map and they have to listen for four directions and identify the place where people would get following such directions  then  they have to give other directions using the same map (30 minutes)
  4. Students are given an unscrambled conversation and they have to arrange the conversations, once they have finished arranging the conversation, they have to practice the conversation with a partner.


  1. Students make a conversation about giving directions in Liberia, they have to record the conversation and  then they have to make two questions to their partners. ( 15 Minutes)


  1. Students are sent two links (link#1 and Link #2)they have to fill in the blanks faster listening to the recording  (M-Learning)


  1. Resource for pre-task activity #1
  2. Resource for pre-task activity # 2A
  3. Resource for pre-task activity # 2B
  4. Resource for pre-task activity #3
  5. Resource for pre-task activity #4
  6. Resource for the Post- Task

Asking and giving directions inside buildings



Giving Directions

  1. Go forward
  2. turn left/ right at the corner
  3. walk along
  4. walk straight ahead
  5. upstairs
  6. downstairs
  7. take the elevator
  8. go in
  9. go out
  10. go through
  11. it’s right here
  12. it’s on your right /left
  13. it’s the second door on your right

Prepositions of place

  1. next to
  2. in front of
  3. behind
  4. near
  5. close
  6. across from

Places inside the building

  1. Department
  2. laboratory
  3. center, administration office
  4. cafeteria
  5. hall
  6. classroom
  7. restroom
  8. recreational areas
  9. building
  10. campus
  11. copy center
  12. lunch room
  13. reception
  14. conference room


  1. Teacher provides students with a quizlet set so they can check the meaning of the key vocabulary and its pronunciation. (Introduction of the vocabulary)
  2. Students are sent a video and they have to complete a worksheet in which they have to listen for the following details
    • What is the person looking for?
    • What is the location of the place inside the building?
    • What are some key expressions when giving the directions?
  3. Teachers writes in the whiteboard expressions to ask for directions politely and they practice a short dialogue with those expressions.
    • Can you tell me where the cafeteria is ?
    • Could you tell me where the passport office is ?
  4. Students are given a sheet of paper with a map of a building, they have to ask questions to their partners and they have to give the directions. They switch places after one minute


Students give directions to their classmates about the places inside the Liberia Mall


Students answer a quiz online

Buying Tickets and Making Reservations



  1. How can I help you?
  2. Round Trip Ticket
  3. One-Way Ticket
  4. Flight
  5. Platform
  6. I’d like a room.
  7. How much is a single room?
  8. Is there a pool?
  9. What floor is the _________ on?
  10. Where is the restaurant located?
  11. What time is checkout?
  12. Do you accept VISA/Mastercard?
  13. How may I help you?
  14. Can I have your name please?
  15. How do you spell that?
  16. Would you like a single or a double?
  17. How many people are you traveling with?
  18. How many nights will you be staying?
  19. How will you be paying?
  20. Would you like a wake-up call?
  21. Is there anything else you would like to know? 


  1. Students play kahoot to review the content of  shopping.
  2. Teacher gives students a conversation with missing words and students have to fill in the blanks as they listen to the recording.


  1. Students are given pieces of sentences with expressions about buying tickets and making reservations. they have to see the pieces and identify if those are said by the customer or the sale representative.
  2. Students are given a set of sentences and they have to make a conversation out of it.

Main Task

  1.  for the main task,  students  are gonna pick different five front desk people and they are going to prepare to act as such and four different groups made up of four people will be distributed to different parts of the room.