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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128104: Vocabulary: directions
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    Vocabulary: directions


     

    Many words and expressions indicate the directions we should follow, or we should take...

    This vocabulary is sometimes 'difficult' and must, at least be recognized...


     

                                 

     

     A direction/  in the direction of 
     lengthwise 
     sideways 
     diagonally/ crosswise 
     clockwise// anticlockwise/ counter clockwise                                                                              
     forward(s)  //   backward(s) 

     

                                  

                 Counter clockwise

     

     To advance/ to move forward                       
     To head for
     towards 
     backwards
     behind 
     To look behind/ look back                                                                                                           
     To return 
     To come back/ to get back 
     on his return 
     To go home// To come home 

     

                                               

                                                        To look backwards... 

     

    - The other way/ in the other direction/ in the opposite direction

    - comings and goings

    - To take a step back:/ to step back(wards)

     

                                                         

                                                            Coming and goings... 

     

     A departure                                                                                                                               
     To leave from/ for  
     To leave a place  

     To start out/ set off//  To set out/  get under way                            

     flight (is the noun)
     To flee (fled, fled) from/ to   
     An escape 
     To run away from/ to escape from  
     To break out of/ to escape from 
     To follow 

    - Let's go! / Let's be off! / Off we go!

    - in the pursuit of sb/ sth // to chase (after) sb/ sth

     

                                 

                      A runaway...                                                          To set off/ on/ for a journey


     To go near/ to come near// To approach/ at his approach 

     To approach a place 
     To reach a place 
     To arrive/ an arrival                                                                                                                   
     To converge on 
     Through => To go through 
     Across  => To cross 

     

                                                      

    He's reached the jam jar...                                                         She's going to cross the street...

     


    - To draw near to a place/ to approach a place

    - To circle a place

    - to turn round

     

                                                          

     

    Take the right direction!  and thanks for working with me! 

     

     



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