3-3 “Getting Information and Directions”

Module 3, Unit 3

“Getting Information and Directions”

Base Sentences – (331-345)

331 Excuse me, sir. Can you give me some information?

331 Простите, сэр. Можете ли вы дать мне информацию?

332 Can you tell me where Peach Street is?

332 Можете ли вы сказать мне, где персик улице?

333 It’s two blocks straight ahead.

333 Это в двух кварталах впереди.

334 Which direction is it to the theater?

334 В каком направлении он в театр?

335 Turn right at the next corner.

335 Поверните направо на следующем углу.

336 How far is it to the university?

336 Как далеко в университет?

337 It’s a long way from here.

337 Это далеко отсюда.

338 The school is just around the corner.

338 Школа находится всего в двух шагах.

339 The restaurant is across the street from the hotel.

339 Ресторан находится через дорогу от отеля.

340 You can’t miss it.

340 Вы не сможете его не заметить.

341 Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s telephone number?

341 Вы случайно не знаете номер телефона г-на Купера?

342 Could you tell me where the nearest telephone is?

342 Не могли бы вы сказать мне, где ближайший телефон?

343 Should I go this way, or that way?

343 Должен ли я идти по этому пути, тем или иным образом??

344 Go that way for two blocks, then turn left.

344 Идти по этому пути в течение двух блоков, затем повернуть налево.

345 I beg your pardon. Is this seat taken?

345 Простите. Это место занято?

Verb Study

1. excuse => excused, excusing, excuses

(A) Excuse me sir. (B) The teacher excused me from class yesterday. (C) The teacher excuses somebody from class every day. (A) Извините меня, сэр. (B) учитель извинился меня от класса вчера. (C) учитель оправданий кого-нибудь из класса каждый день.

2. give => [gave, given], giving, gives

(A) Can you give me some information? (B) Mr. Pigeon gave me a book. (C) John gives me a newspaper every morning. (A) Вы можете дать мне некоторую информацию? (B) г-н Pigeon дал мне книгу. (C) Джон дает мне газету каждое утро.

3. turn => turned, turning, turns

(A) Turn right at the next corner. (B) He turned right at the corner. (C) Please turn the page. (A) Поверните направо на следующем углу. (B) Он повернул направо в углу. (C) Пожалуйста, перевернуть страницу.

4. miss => missed, missing, misses

(A) You can’t miss it. (B) I didn’t turn, and I missed the street. (C) I miss all my friends very much. (D) He is in California now, and he misses his friends here in New York. (А) Вы не сможете его не заметить. (B) я не обратятся, чтобы Я пропустил улице. (C) Я скучаю по всем моим друзьям очень много. (D) Он находится в Калифорнии сейчас, и он скучает по своим друзьям здесь в Нью-Йорке.

5. go => [went, gone], going, goes 

(A) Should I go this way, or that way? (B) He goes this way, and I go that way. (C) Yesterday I went to the restaurant at 6 p.m. (D) I’m going to the restaurant tonight. (A) Должен ли я идти по этому пути, тем или иным образом? (B) Он идет этим путем, и я идти по этому пути. (C) Вчера я пошел в ресторан в 6 вечера (D) Я собираюсь в ресторан сегодня вечером.

6. beg => begged, begging, begs

(A) I beg your pardon. (B) He begged my pardon. (C) Every day he begs me to take several books home with me. (A) Прошу прощения. (B) Он просил у меня прощения. (C) Каждый день он просит меня взять несколько книг домой со мной.

7. happen to => happened to, happens to

(A) Do you happen to know Mr. Pigeon’s telephone number? (B) I just happened to know his number. (C) Yes, I know her. She happens to be my sister. (D) Did you happen to listen to the radio last night? (А) Вы случайно не знаете номер телефона г-голубой? (В) Я только что произошло, чтобы знать его номер. (C) Да, я знаю ее. Она, оказывается, моя сестра. (D) Приходилось ли Вам слушать радио прошлой ночью?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a Excuse me, sir. Can you give me some information?

1b Excuse me, miss. Can you give me some information?

1c Excuse me, Officer. Can you give me some information?

1d Excuse me, Captain. Can you give me some information?

1e Excuse me, Colonel. Can you give me some information?

2a Can you tell me where Peach Street is?

2b Can you tell me where the restaurant is?

2c Can you tell me where the post office is?

2d Can you tell me where the airport is?

2e Can you tell me where the railroad station is?

3a The post office is two blocks straight ahead.

3b The postoffice is two miles straight ahead.

3c The post office is on the other side of the street.

4a Which direction is it to the theater? Do you know?

4b Which direction is it to the post office? Do you know?

4c Which direction is it to the university? Do you know?

4d Which direction is it to the bank? Do you know?

4e Which direction is it to the church? Do you know?

5a Turn right at the next corner. You can’t miss it.

5b Turn left at the next corner. You can’t miss it.

5c Go straight ahead at the next corner. You can’t miss it.

5d Go to the right at the next corner. You can’t miss it.

5e Go to the left at the next corner. You can’t miss it.

6a How far is it to the university? Can you tell me?

6b How far is it to the university? Would you tell me?

6c How far is it to the university? Could you tell me?

6d How far is it to the university? Would you mind telling me?

7a It’s a long way from here to the university .

7b It’s a short distance from here to the university .

7c It’s a short walk from here to the university .

7d It’s a long drive from here to the university .

8a The school is just around the corner. You can’t miss it.

8b The school is in the middle of the block. You can’t miss it.

8c The school is right on the corner. You can’t miss it.

8d The school is up there on the left. You can’t miss it.

9a The restaurant is across the street from the hotel.

9b The restaurant is around the corner from the hotel.

9c The restaurant is a mile from the hotel.

9d The restaurant is a short walk from the hotel.

10a Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s telephone number?

10b Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s address?

10c Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s profession?

10d Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s age?

10e Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s height and weight?

10f Do you happen to know Mr. Cooper’s office address?

11a I don’t happen to know his address.

11b I don’t happen to know her address.

11c I don’t happen to know John’s address.

12a Could you tell me where the nearest telephone is?

12b Could you tell me where the nearest hospital is?

12c Could you tell me where the nearest ladies’ room is?

12d Could you tell me where the nearest men’s room is?

13a Where’s the post office? Should I go this way, or that way?

13b Where’s the university? Should I go this way, or that way?

13c Where’s the bank? Should I go this way, or that way?

13d Where’s the airport? Should I go this way, or that way?

14a Go that way for two blocks, then turn left.

14b Go that way for a block or two, then turn left.

14c Go that way for about two miles, then turn left.

15a I beg your pardon. Is this seat taken?

15b I beg your pardon. Is this seat occupied?

15c I beg your pardon. Is this seat reserved?

15d I beg your pardon. Is this seat reserved for somebody?

16a The restaurant is up those stairs.

16b The restaurant is on the second floor.

16c The restaurant is down those stairs.

16d The restaurant is in the basement.

17a Isn’t the restaurant straight ahead?

17b Isn’t the restaurant around the corner?

17c Isn’t the restaurant in the middle of the next block?

17d Isn’t the restaurant right on the corner of Washington Street?

Reading Practice

Last week Bill had to go to New York. It was his first time there, and he didn’t know his way around the city. He had a meeting at 10 o’clock, and he wanted to be on time. Последние недели Билл должен был пойти в Нью-Йорке. Это был его первый раз там, и он не знал свой путь вокруг города. У него была встреча в 10:00, и он хотел, чтобы быть вовремя.

The meeting was in the Peterson Building on 34th Street, but Bill didn’t know where that was. Seeing two men standing on a corner he asked them for directions. Встреча прошла в здании Петерсона на 34-й улице, но Билл не знал, где это было. Увидев двух мужчин, стоящих на углу, он просил их направлений.

“Pardon me,” he said, “but can you tell me how to get to the Peterson Building on 34th Street?” “Простите меня”, сказал он, “но можете ли вы сказать мне, как попасть в здание, Петерсон на 34-ой улице?”.

“Sure,” answered one of the men. “You can get there in five minutes. Go to the next corner and turn left. Walk three blocks and there you are.” “Конечно,” ответил один из мужчин. “Попасть туда можно через пять минут. Переходим к следующему углу и повернуть налево. Идите в трех кварталах и вот что получилось.”

But the other man said: “There’s a better way. Get on the bus here at this corner. It stops right near the Peters Building.” Но другой человек сказал: “Там лучший способ попасть на автобус здесь, в этом уголке Он останавливается прямо возле здания Питерс..».

“Not Peters,” Bill told him, “Peterson.” Then the first man said, “Oh, that’s on East 34th Street, not West 34th. It’s quite a distance from here. You’ll have to take the subway.” “Не Петерс,” Билл сказал ему: “Петерсон”. Тогда первый человек сказал: «О, это на Восточной 34-й улице, а не West 34th. Это довольно далеко отсюда. Вам придется сесть на метро.”

But the second man told Bill: “No, don’t go by subway. Take the crosstown bus. It goes to the Peterkin Building.” Но второй человек сказал Биллу: “Нет, не ходите на метро Сядьте на автобус Сквозное Это идет в здание Петеркин..».

“Peterson. Not Peterkin.” Bill looked at his watch. It was almost ten o’clock. “Thanks a lot,” he said. “I think I’ll take a taxi.” “Петерсон. Не Петеркин”. Билл посмотрел на часы. Это было почти 10:00. “Большое спасибо”, сказал он. “Я думаю, я возьму такси.”

As he got into the taxi he saw the two men arguing and pointing in different directions. Next time he wanted to know how to get to a place, he’d ask a policeman! Как он попал в такси, которое он увидел двух мужчин спорили и направлены в разные стороны. В следующий раз он хотел бы знать, как добраться до места, он бы спросил полицейский!

Questions:

1. Why did Bill have to go to New York. He had a meeting to go to.

2. What time was his meeting? It was at ten o’clock.

3. Who wanted to help Bill find the Peterson Building? The two men standing on the corner.

4. What did he finally do? He decided to take a taxi.

5. What did Bill want to do the next time he needed to ask directions? Ask a policeman.

Conversation

1. Getting Directions

A: Excuse me. Can you tell me how to get to the post office?

B: Of course. It’s very near here. Go to the corner and turn right. Walk one block and turn right again. Go across the street. The post office is on the corner. You can’t miss it.

A: Thank you very much. I’m sure I’ll find it.

B: There’s one thing I forgot to tell you.

A: What’s that?

B: Today is a holiday. The post office is closed.

2. Going to the movies

A: What time does the complete show begin?

B: At seven o’clock. The first picture begins at seven-twenty.

A: How long does the complete program last?

B: The first show is finished at nine. The program lasts two hours.

A: Is the same picture on tomorrow night?

B: No. This is the last night.

A: Then I’ll have to see it now. One ticket please.

Word List

across

airport

around

bank

basement

captain

church

colonel

corner

direction

down

drive

height

information

ladies’ room

mens’ room

miss

number

occupied

officer

post office

profession

railroad

reserved

seat

sir

stairs

station

straight ahead

up

walk

way

Verb Forms

happen to, happened to

miss, missed

turn, turned

Expressions

be taken

I beg your pardon

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

better

building

bus

complete

crosstown

east

find

holiday

last

pointing

policeman

subway

ticket

west

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