How to ask for directions?

Dear Friend,

You have been making great strides in your English course and I hope you will keep it up. This is email lesson number 19 and I'm excited about the fact that you are still learning English with me. Let's start this lesson with another English test which Alan wrote in the form of a dialogue. Imagine you travel to a place you have never been to before and since you don't know your way around, you get lost. What do you do? Of course you can ask someone in the street for directions. And that's exactly what you have to do in this test. As usual, it contains 10 multiple choice questions each of which has four answer options and your job is to select the correct one. Click here for your test.

Now, this is not very difficult, is it? You simply click on the answer choice you think is right and when you are done you hit the "check your score" button. Well, almost everyone can do this. But do you also know how to ask a question that relates to one of the test sentences? Technically, this is also very simple but for most people it's something new and that's why they have a hard time getting used to it. So I'll explain it again. If you have any question or comment regarding one of the test sentences, simply click on the "Click Here for Explanation" link on top of the test question. What? You have never seen such a link? There are thousands of them on our site and all you need to do is keep your eyes open. OK, let me give you an example. The following is a link that shows how one of our students asked why the word "problem" is correct and not the word "situation". Why is problem correct and not situation?

As you can see, learning English means learning to ask questions on the forum. That's why you should ask yourself how many forum questions you ask every day. Now, "every day" reminds of Sue's audio clips. In my previous email I talked about the days of the week and now it's time for you to listen to what Sue has to say: Listen to the days of the week 2 and listen to the days of the week 3.

And that's about it for today. See you lesson number 20!
Best regards,
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Author: Torsten Daerr