Asking for directions
Jack has just arrived in London and is trying to find the way to his hotel. He got off the bus on a busy road and is lost. He goes into the shop and asks the shop assistant for directions…
Jack: Excuse me.
Shop assistant: Yes, how can I help you?
Jack: Sorry to disturb you, but I’m lost. I’m looking for the Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge.
Shop assistant: You’re almost there.
Jack: Can you give me directions to get there?
Shop assistant: Of course, go down this street towards the bridge. Once you reach the next bus stop, turn left. Walk down to the next main road and turn right. Once you are on the main road, you should be able to see the Hilton Hotel.
Jack: Great, thank you very much for your help!
Shop assistant: You’re welcome. If you get lost along the way, you can ask another person for help.
Jack: Thanks again, have a nice day!
To run up against
To experience something difficult and unexpected.
The politicians ran up against strong opposition from the people.
To wrestle with
To try very hard to deal with a problem or a difficult situation.
I wrestled with the decision for a few months before deciding to quit.
To think through
To carefully consider the possible results of doing something.
I need some time think this through before making a decision.
To knuckle down
To start working or studying harder.
He’s going to have to knuckle down if he wants to pass the course.
To talk over
To discuss a
problem or situation
We talked over the
issues in the
making a decision.