The way to the park

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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