UNIT 08 - Getting to a meeting

Getting to a meeting

In this unit you will learn how to ask for, give and follow directions to a place in a building and in the street.

STARTING OUT

Listen to some directions and complete the sentences as you hear them. After that, check your answers on the next tab.

Now listen again and repeat. Then, record the directions to a place of your choice near your house and send the audio to you teacher and to your colleagues.

LET'S TALK

Listen to this conversation in which directions are given and check the words and expressions you know from the previous unit. The new ones will be TRAFFIC LIGHT and BLOCK.

Now listen again and do yourself the front desk woman’s part as many times as necessary for a good performance. Then, record it and send the audio to your teacher.

LISTEN TO ME

Listen to the audio with directions to 3 different locations inside an airport. Then, choose the tab that brings only the correct ones.

CHOOSE ONE

Take the escalator to the 2nd floor.
Turn left and go past the restrooms.
Turn right and it’s the second entrance on the left.

Take the escalator to the 2nd floor.
Turn left and go straight across the room.
Take the escalator to the 3nd floor.
Turn right and walk past the row of chairs.

Take the escalator to the 2nd floor.
Turn left and go up to the 3rd floor.
Go past the snack bar.
It’s the second room on the right, in front of the duty free shop.

LET'S READ

Being on time

Punctuality is something many people have problems with, but the issue is seen differently in different cultures. There are places where being on time means arriving at the scheduled time and being late might be seen as carelessness or lack of responsibility. And there are others where it’s entirely acceptable arriving 15 to 30 minutes after the time set.

Avoiding cultural mishaps

However, in an age where technology has made it easier than ever to let people know you might be late it’s common sense not to exaggerate and keep your business partners informed of any setbacks.

LISTEN AGAIN

Listen to the audio with people talking about the time and take notes of the hours you hear. Then, check your answers with your colleagues.

UP TO YOU

How do you get from your home to your office?
How many blocks is your house away from the supermarket?
Is there a drugstore near your house?
Is the a traffic light on the corner of your street?
How punctual are you?
How early do you leave home when you have an appointment?

SUMMARIZING

Turn left/right
Traffic light
Setback
On time
Make a left/right turn
Lack of

Go up/down
Go straight
Go past/to
Cross the street
Carelessness
Block

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