My grandfather used to say that “you'll never be lost if you've a tongue in your head”. Of course, we have all had times when we've had to ask for directions. Usually this helps us find our way, but what should we do if it's not our native language?
Plan ahead. Think and even practise saying what you need to, practising the pronunciation and intonation of not just the individual words, but the sentences together. Try to think of any new words you may need, a quick look at your dictionary will help.
Remember to communicate fully. Body language is an extra tool that can sometimes explain as much as words, remember to use it as much as you can. You could even sketch something onto paper if you think you'll have difficulties.
Lastly, don't be afraid to repeat the directions you've been given. This will show the person helping you how well you have understood, give them an opportunity to make it clearer for you, and help you to memorise the instructions.
Take care, and don't get lost.
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