The way to the park

Sometimes people ask us to explain how to get somewhere. Listen to this poem about giving directions.


Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.


The way to the park

Do you know where the new park is?

I’ll tell you if you like.

It’s not too far and you can walk

Or get there on your bike.


Turn left at the school front gate

Go along the road, and then

On the left you’ll see a house

With a duck pond and a hen.


When you see the library

It’s time to cross the street.

Find a place that’s safe to cross

Use your brain before your feet!


The bakery is on your right

And on your left you’ll see

The supermarket and the bank

And an old enormous tree.


Go past the tree and there’s a bridge

Go over it and don’t stop.

You’re nearly there, it’s very near

Past the florist and bookshop.


Turn right at the cinema

And then you’ll see the park.

It’s not too big and not too small

We can play until it’s dark.


So come along, and meet my friends

And meet my brother too.

I hope you find the park today

It’s fun to play with you!


Gillian Craig


Do you like this poem? Can you give directions to a place in your town? Tell us about it!

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

Submitted by MissSunflowerViolin on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 16:33


Yes, I like this poem.
There is a store near my house. I will tell you how to go to it from my house. First, turn right and go along the street. And do it five times. Then, you will get to the store. But be careful when you are going to cross the road. There are many cars and cycles there. I like that store very much. There are so many things to buy and they are cheap as chips so we don't have to spend lots of money. Go try it in that store.

Submitted by BrightSquirrel… on Wed, 30/03/2022 - 17:46

Hello, the poem is very boring for me but very helpful. THANK YOU

Submitted by BrownJumpingSt… on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 18:47

I like it so much. It's very helpful with many thanks

Submitted by BrightSeaLily on Tue, 24/08/2021 - 12:31

Hi This is BrightseaLily I love this poem.

Submitted by PleasantJewelSand on Mon, 03/05/2021 - 02:09

this is a bea-utiful poem ~ thanks a lot

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 19:09

The best sentence is “use your brain before your feet”! I like this poem

Submitted by JadeCauldronVenus on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 16:29

I love it.

Submitted by MasterCastleEmerald on Wed, 16/09/2020 - 03:43

I love it!

Submitted by QueenCreamBamboo on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 10:21

I like this poems

Submitted by DoctorYellowLute on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 08:53

It was a very beautiful poem, I like poems

Submitted by BrownSpellT-shirt on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 06:05

I like this poem and the new park.

Submitted by ProfessorVioletFarm on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 14:37

I like it very much . And the best sentence is "use your brain before your feet"

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