Prepare a dialogue students can read, then do a role-play on it. Students should also take careful note of how the prepositions and imperatives are used. Here is an example:
- Excuse me please Sir, Can you tell me where is the nearest pharmacy ?
- Sure. Walk about one block, then turn right and it’s the second building on your left.
A. Thanks. Please tell me where is the Post Office.
B. the Post Office is a bit far from here. Are you on foot?
B. It is better to take the bus. It will take you directly there. It’s straight ahead, but about 10 blocks, on your right.
A. Thank you sir.
B. You are welcome.
Students can replay the dialogue, substituting the directions with some of the following:
next to, in front of, behind, in the middle of, opposite.
They can also compose and role play their own dialogues.