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HOMEWORK 1 DUE Thursday, 29th September, 2016

Asking for and giving directions

You are going to hear two English teachers (Reza and Craig) talking about
words and expressions for asking and giving directions in English.

Listen to them and fill in the gaps with the words you hear.

Reza: Excuse me, sir,

Craig: Can you tell me _________ ____ _________is, please? Could you tell me
________ _____ _________ is, please? And then, of course, we have
directions. So: go _________, or go ________ ____, or keep going. Then
theres _______ ________ (girar), _______ ______, turn left or more
common in American English youd say ______ ___ _______, ______ ____
______, take a left at the ________ _______ (los semforos). Another one
Its the _______ on the right, its the _______ on the left, its the
__________ on the right, its ____ _______ _______, its on the left, its on
the _____________ ______. Maybe you hear ___ _______ ____ ______
(________ are semforos). So ____ ________ _____ ______. Are they
called ______ in American English? Or stop signs? But _____________ is a
UK word, its a British English word, a _____________, which in Spanish is

R: rotonda. Theres a good reason why its a British word

C: because you go _________ _________.

R : Its a British word because in America they dont have any ____ ______
_____ ___ ________.

C: They say _________ ________.

R: Oh, they do have some?

C: They say _________ _________ in the US, yeah.

R: But not many.

C: Not very common.

R: They dont have many.

C: Not very common but theres a different expression.

R:They prefer _______________ ___________. Theres a good word as well.


A _________ a place where roads cross.

C: Exactly, yeah.
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R: They prefer that in America.

C: Other ___________ _____________? How far is it? How do you say that in
Spanish: How far is it? Est lejos?

R: No, but how far a qu distancia est?,

C: How far is it? Or _____ _____ ______ ___ _____? _____ ______
____ ____ _______?, How many kilometres is it approximately? How many
kilometres? So you know how far to go, how far is it?, ____ _____ ______
_______?, Is it far?.

R: Or the opposite: ____ ____ ________? or _____ _____ _______?

C: Is it near?, ____ _____ _______ ____ ______?, Is it near here?.


Thats difficult to say near here, the two diphthongs, the two double vowel
sounds /I/, /I/, near here. Is it near here? Try saying that _______
________ ________: Is it near here?, Is it near here?, Is it near here?

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