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1. Telling someone where you live

The bank is on the corner of Pine Street and First Street.
The bus stop is in front of the supermarket.
The post office is between the restaurant and the movie theater.
The pizza place is behind the library.
The bookstore is across the street from the restaurant.

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  • I live on Maple Road. I live at 1215 Maple Road.
  • They live in Paris, but they’re from the US.
     
  • The library is on Pine Street.
  • The library is at 57 Pine Street.
Main Dialog
B: Are you coming to my party Saturday?
A: Where do you live?
B: I live at 1215 Maple Road.
B: The cross street is 4th Avenue.
B: between the library and the park
B: I’m on the 11th floor, number 17.
  • street = St. 街
  • road = Rd. 路
  • avenue = Ave. 大街
  • boulevard = Blvd. 大道
  • drive = Dr. 道

2. Giving directions

Go straight on Pine Avenue. Then turn right on Central Boulevard.
Go down Oak Street. Next, turn left on Valley Road.
Go right on Central Boulevard.
Make a left on Valley Road.

3. Asking for directions to a business

  • take the train
  • go by ferry [‘ferɪ]
  • take the subway
  • ride the streetcar 有轨电车
  • go on foot
  • ride a bike

Dialog
A: ABC Company. How can I help you?
B: I have a meeting at your company today. Can you tell me how to get to your office, please?
A: Where are you coming from ?
B: I’m in front of the Regency Hotel on Park Drive. I’m walking.
A: Oh, OK. First, go north on Park Drive for two blocks, and make a right on Seventh Avenue.
B: North on Park, turn right on Seventh.
A: Correct. Next, go one block on Seventh, and take a left on Chase Street. Our building is on the right - number 729. We’re on the third floor . Our office is number 316.
Visit a business
How do I get to your office, please?
Can you please tell me how to get there?
How are you coming?
How long does it take?
It takes about 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Describing the location of a city

  • east coast
  • kilometers
  • ocean, desert
  • forest, hills, valley

California [,kælɪ’fɔ:njə], summertime

Dialog
[CARLOS] That’s my hometown.
[SALLY] best! on the esat coast. Where is Rio?
[CARLOS] It’s in the south. down here.
[SALLY] How far is it from Salvador to Rio?
[CARLOS] It’s about 1200 kilometers
[SALLY] So you live on the coast. I love the ocean,Do you know Big Sur?
[CARLOS] No, Where’s that?
[SALLY] It’s in California. It’s in the mountains, but it’s also on the coast.
[SALLY] There it is, on the west coast. It’s so beautiful there. In the summertime, you can go camping…

Expressions

A: Let’s go to the coffee shop.
B: How far is it?
A: It’s only two blocks.
A: How far is it from your house to the beach?
B: It’s about two kilometers.

Reading

Rio de Janeiro is a big city in the south of Brazil. It’s on the east coast of the country. Rio has beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Two very famous beaches are Ipanema and Copacabana. Rio also is in the mountains. Sugarloaf is the name of a very famous mountain in Rio.

Writing

My hometown is China Hangzhou. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. The city has many beautiful old buildings、temple and a lot of parks. The Qian Tang River is the city’s civilization. The city’s West Lake is its best-known attraction. and G20 economic conference to be held here. Many people like to visit west lake.