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6.4: Reading/Listening 2- रास्ता बताना

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    रास्ता बताना “Giving Direction”


    Pre-reading/listening activities

    (a) Learn/review these phrases

    रास्ता बताना To tell the direction दाहिने मुड़ना To turn right
    सीधा जाना To go straight थोड़ी दूर पर At a little distance
    बाएँ मुड़ना To turn left थोड़ी देर में In a little while

    (b) Please go to google map (or any map that you use) and find your favorite place in your city/town and write the direction to that place from your school, and then try to say that in Hindi and make notes of your challenges.


    रास्ता बताना

    Context: Peter is at an Indian restaurant and ask Shilpa to join him for lunch. Shilpa does not know the place. So, Peter gives her the direction on a phone call.

    पीटर: हैलो शिल्पा Hello Shilpa.
    शिल्पा: हैलो पीटर, क्या बात है ? तुम कहाँ हो ? Hello Peter, What is the matter? Where are you?
    पीटर: मैं एक भारतीय रेस्टोरेंट में हूँ | यह बहुत अच्छी जगह है | अगर तुम ख़ाली हो तो हम साथ में खाना खा सकते हैं | I am at an Indian restaurant. This is a great place. If you are available we can eat lunch together.
    शिल्पा: हाँ, मैं ख़ाली हूँ | मगर मुझे वहाँ का रास्ता मालूम नहीं | Yes, I am available. But I don’t know the direction to that place.
    पीटर: अभी तुम कहाँ हो ? Where are you right now?
    शिल्पा: मैं अभी Wells Hall में हूँ | I am in Wells Hall right now.
    पीटर: अच्छा, वहाँ से Red Cedar Road पर आओ और बाएँ मुड़कर सीधा चलो, और फिर Shaw Lane पर बाएँ मुड़ो | थोड़ी दूर चल कर Farm Lane पर दाहिने मुड़ो और सीधा चलो | उसके बाद, Mt. Hope Road पर बाएँ मुड़ो | उसके बाद, Haggadorn Road पर दाहिने मुड़ो | Haggadorn Road पर तीन मिल पर Jolly Road आयेगा | Jolly Road पर बाएँ मुड़ो | एक मिल पर, तुम्हें यह रेस्टोरेंट मिलेगा | Okay, Come out of Wells hall, and turn left and walk straight on Red Cedar Road, and then take a left turn on Shaw Lane. After a little distance, take a right turn on Farm Lane and go straight. After that turn left of Mt. Hope Road. After that turn right on Haggadorn Road. After going on Haggadorn for three miles, Jolly Road would come. Turn left on Jolly Road. After a mile, you will find this restaurant.
    शिल्पा: बहुत अच्छा | मैं थोड़ी देर में वहाँ आती हूँ | Very well. I come there in a little bit.
    पीटर: ठीक है, मैं तुम्हारा इंतज़ार कर रहा हूँ | Okay, I am waiting for you.


    रास्ता बताना

    Post-Reading/Listening Activities

    (b) Please read/listen Peter’s direction to an Indian restaurant in the above conversation and draw it on a paper and match that with the above given map.

    (c) Review the direction related phrases.

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