10 Questions with “Where”

To find a place or thing in an English speaking country use the word “where”:

Here are 10 questions travellers ask:

1. Where is the phone?
2. Where is the bank?
3. Where is the washroom? (also called toilet, bathroom, ladies’ room, mens’ room)
4. Where is the Internet cafe?
5. Where can I get a taxi?
6. Where is the bus stop?
7. Where is the hotel?
8. Where is the doctor’s office? (hospital, walk-in-clinic)
9. Where is the shopping centre?
10. Where can I park? (put the car)

A polite way to ask the same question is:

“Excuse me. Can you tell me where the ________ is?”


“Excuse me. Is there a ___________ nearby?”

*Don’t worry if you forget the whole sentence. Smile and ask “where” + place or thing.

Survival Challenge:
In the comment section, try changing the 10 questions above to polite questions. Note the word order (Where is the becomes …where the… is).

Related help:
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Tourist Questions

Here is another question you can ask when you travel the world.
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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub | July 2009
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.


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