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INTRODUCTION
Where Can I Get...in the UK?
Have you ever been in a city and found yourself totally lost? It’s happened to me so many times while trying to find restaurants, bars, or toilets! In these situations, I’ve always had to ask for help. Now, thanks to our survival phrases, you’ll be able to do the same!
SURVIVAL PHRASES
So in this lesson, we’ll introduce a phrase that will help you track down a place that you’re looking for: All you need to say is: “Where can I find…?” and add the name of the place you’re looking for at the end.
Let’s take a closer look at this sentence. We start with the adverb ‘where’ followed by the helping verb ‘can’, and then ‘I find’, with the place that you’re looking for at the end. “Where can I find…?”
Now let’s think about the type of places you might need to find while travelling. Let’s imagine you’re walking around a busy city on a hot, sunny day. You need something to drink, so let’s ask how to find a bar! “Where can I find a bar?”
That’s all you need to ask.
This phrase will help you find your way around a city, but how about we look at another way of forming the question? With a few small changes, we can make the sentence politer. So for this example let’s imagine that you’re looking for a phone. You could say: “Excuse me, could you tell me where I can find a pay phone?”
You can hear that this phrase is more formal than the previous example. For starters, we have ‘excuse me’, then the verb ‘could you’, which is used for polite requests. Next up we have ‘tell me’, followed by ‘where I can find’, and finally the thing that you are looking for, in this case ‘a pay phone’. So altogether we have the polite phrase: “Excuse me, could you tell me where I can find a pay phone?”
If you’re looking for something else, just remove pay phone and add the new information. This time, let’s try it with supermarket. The question would be: “Excuse me, could you tell me where I can find a supermarket?”
So the next time you’re in a new city, try these phrases before you leave the hotel, when talking with taxi drivers, or with friendly-looking people on the street!
Okay, to close out this lesson we’d like you to practice what you’ve just learned. I’ll provide you with the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So good luck!
- Where can I find…?
- Excuse me, could you tell me where I can find a pay phone?
- Excuse me, could you tell me where can I find a pay phone?
- Excuse me, could you tell me where can I find a supermarket?

Outro

Alright! That’s going to do it for this lesson. Bye!

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Hi Listeners! Do you often get lost in a new place?

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Excuse me could you tell me where can i find a police station

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It's great lesson for me. Thanks to EnglishClass101.com. Why don't I get to download the PDF lesson, because of I didn't buy?