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January 16, 2015

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I often use maps before I set off for a new journey by car, or I am in a unfamiliar place. Maps help me with directions and localizing myself.

I believe most people have the same purposes as I do using maps in order to orientate themselves in an alien place.

I definitely prefer paper maps to electronic versions. Because paper maps are reliable and have easy access. I feel secure if I have a paper map in hand.

I do ask people for directions sometimes if I cannot work out the map myself or have not got a map. But I try not to disturb other people if I have an alternative in terms of finding my ways.

1. I use maps every day. Electronic maps on my cellphone, to be more specific.

2. I would separate people who use regularly into 2 categories: professionals and regular people. For example, a geologist would use their geological maps for their research or to achieve some goal in their field. A regular person on the other hand will not even have access to such maps, but would use a Foursquare map to find a good restaurant, decide where to go on vacation or come up with a trekking route for his weekend.

3. I use both electronic and paper maps, but prefer electronic because of their wider availability and all of the extra features you get, like zoom or an automatic route search .

4. Of cause sometimes I do ask for directions, especially if my destination is near. In this case, directions from a person may be more comprehensive, precise and detailed. This is even more relevant in cases when the street or road en route is blocked due to construction work or renovations and the electronic map is not aware of that.

Simon, Thank you very much .

yes I do, I remember once I was planning to go to the matalan. I was on my foot and i wasn't using the bus. i went to the cashier in sainsbury and asked her about the location of matalan. she was really kind she took a slip and roll it over and drawn a map for me. it was amazing I first time followed the map and reached there.
Well! people usually use map when they are going somewhere for the first time and they dont know the exact location of that place.
Well! I mostly choose electronics map when i am going somewhere in my car because they are easy to follow and they also tell you about different places which on your way.
yes i remember when i came here for the first time i used to ask for directions from people and they get amazed at this. one lady said to me this is the first time someone asking direction from me.

1. Do you ever use maps?
- Yes. When I am going to somewhere, I would like to look at maps and find out how to get there.

2. When people usually need to use a map?
-When they just want to find out how to get to their destinations, or when they travel in a strange city, they need a map to find out where they are.

3. Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
- I prefer electronic maps. Electronic maps make it easy to search the locations, and determine how to get there.

4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a mp?

- No. I am a stammer and I am very nerveous when I speak with strangers. When I get lost, I just find out road direction signs no matter how hard.

-Yes, of course I do take help of maps whenever i need it.However, i can't say if i use it frequently.

-It is quite obvious that maps and meant to direct a navigator or commuter to the right path. Thus, i believe , primarily these are used to find a location.other than that it is also the part of classroom learning specially for geography students.

-well, during my school days i had paper maps most often to guide myself but nowadays i update myself with the help of e-maps usually and to be true i find the latter a much more convenient method than the former one.

-simply yes, i guess i always do ask local people to get the directions first hand! because i find it the easiest and probably the most quick way to find my route.However,I might avoid it if i find people around me not gentlemen and in that case it's for sure my own phone which would help me all the way.

my answer.

1. Do you ever use maps?
yes, i often use the map in the go. a couple of weeks ago, i went to a beach, i used it to find down the way to get there.
2. When do people usually need to use a map?
in my opinion, people do need a map when they want to travel or locate some places around their house.
3. Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
well, i prefer using electronic maps. indeed, electronic maps assist me when i drive somewhere and it is more easier for me to see and know where i am in.
4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?

yes, sometimes i go to a modern metropolis, for example, i ask some people when they are going on the street. they tell me the place which i want to go.it is a little bit quicker if i ask them rather open a map.

4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?

yes, sometimes i go to a modern metropolis, for example, i ask some people when they are going on the street. they tell me the place which i want to go.it is a little bit quicker if i ask them rather than open a map.

1. Yes, I do. Whenever I want to search for new location, I use map to show the right direction to go.
2. People use a map when they need to find the right direction or new location.
3. I prefer using electronic maps because it is convenient and updated. It is an application in my phone, so I can use it whenever I want.
4. Yes, I do. When I lose my way and I don’t know exactly where I am, I usually ask local people.

I mostly use maps for my direction as i always travel on my own. I guess people use map for various reasons. Some people to find their destination while others to find certain area. I had a habit to see the map always if i am not familiar with the area. I prefer using electronic map as it is more convenient to use them and i feel it is more accurate. I occasionally ask other people to find my way if i am not sure. However I rather prefer not to disturb other people as much as I can.

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1. Yes, I do. Several times.I use both electronic and paper type.
2. When they get lost, of course. Or even when people are preparing for or figuring out their routes before going out. Especially, when they're in a place that they don't know very well.
3. Electronic maps, I think. Because it's very convenient, you can contain it in your cellphone.
4. Yes, I do. Sometimes, my phone can't get the cellular data very well so I can't run my map application. And if I'm in my country, it's very easy to communicate and make sense with the instruction given from other people.

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1. Do you ever use maps?
Yes, I often use either paper maps or electronic maps.

2. When do people usually need to use a map?
People usually use maps when they are planing or preparing to go to new places that they haven't been before or they do not know where they are . They also use them when they get lost .

3. Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
I prefer electronic maps because I found them very useful .They give many optional routes and how long does it take to arrive your destination for each route and which is transport could you take .

4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?
Yes, I sometimes ask people for directions when I get lost or when I close to the place that I wanted to go but I can't find the entrance.

1. Yes, I always use maps when I come to strange place. I think map is really usefull to know exactly where something is.
2. I think people usually to use a map when they do not want to ask other people for directions.
3. I frefer paper maps because I think it is really easier to read. I also enjoy colourful objects on it.
4. Yes. Sometimes, I do it when the directions in map is not clear. I do not want to waste time looking for

Thanks for sharing your answers guys. I'll give you mine in next Friday's lesson.

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1. Do you ever use maps?
I often use maps. I usually use maps on my smartphones to get direction to find a specific place.
2. When do people usually need to use a map?
I think most people always look at the map when they trying to figure out destination place which they don’t familiar with.
3. Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
I would rather use electronic maps. It is easy to carry because many electronic maps are part of application in smart phones and these maps are really useful to help locate our position in certain area because it is equipped with Global Position System.

4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?
I often ask people when I am getting lost in unfamiliar place, because electronic maps are sometimes not working properly when there is no internet signal, or location accuracy of those devices are so poor in certain location.

1. Yes, I have used maps many times since I moved to live in this City.
2. When people go to new places, for example, many students use map when they come to their university campuses first time.
3. For me, paper maps are easier to use than electronic ones. Obviously, I can bring paper maps to everywhere without accessing internet.
4. Althought I usually look for derections by using a map, but in fact I have asked people for directions sometimes, particularly when it rains. Because it is not convinient to use maps under this weather condition.

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. Do you ever use maps?
well, I sometimes use map especially while I am teaching while I am teaching countries.

2. When do people usually need to use a map?
People need to use the map while they are travelling to find their localization. On the other hand it is kind of guide for during you journey
3. Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
I prefer papers map to electronic. First of all it easy to carry or simply point on it and ask for direction when you don't know the language of these people
4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?I always ask people for direction, even though I don't know their languge ,

Yes, i use maps very frequently. Example: looking for the way to go to a coffee shop.
I think when they are travelling, especially if they travel by their own.

I prefer the electronic one. Bcz, it is more convinient, i could turn it on anytime and it almost has all in one device.

Oh, I always ask taxi drivers and motobike drivers for direction. They are curternly good at it.

1. I definitely use maps whenever I travel to unknown places in order to get directions and manage to orientate.
2. People usually need to use maps when in doubt about the surroundings or when they have a specific place to go to.
3. I personally find both of them equally useful. It's true that paper maps are more practical and it feels safe when you have one in your hand, but electronic maps have more features like the time it takes to arrive at the destination, precise directions, zoom and more. This is why I prefer to use both of them when trying to get guidance.
4. At first, I usually try to figure out where I am and how to get to the destination by myself, but if I really can't make it, I would always ask someone around for directions.

1. Yes I do, espcially if i'm not familiar on the places or a country the I'm visiting with.

2. Well for me, usually the people who need to use a map are those who are going to the places that they never been with before or a country wherein English is not common language to use everyday, for example China, Japan and Vietnam.

3. It will depends, if let say im on my own country then of course I prefer to use electronic map but If let says I'll be on travel to different country i prefer the paper maps to save some cost on paying my data service.

4. Not quite often as most of the time i really rely on the map that I have wheather electronic or paper maps and so far it didn't failed me :)

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I am from India And I have my exam on 12th march. Please help me with preparation tip

1. Do you ever use maps?
Yes. Difinitely. I use it whenever i am travelling to a unfamiliar place. Maps is is a great tool not to get lost.

2. When do people usually need to use maps?
I think People should always use maps whenever they are not familiar to the place they are heading for.

3. Do you prefer to use electronic or paper maps?
For me. I am more comfortable using electronic maps. Since,it is more easy and convenient to use, with just a click i can find the place instantly.

4. Do you ever ask people for directions instead of using a map?
Yes. Offcourse. I always do especially if is a walk a way.

Hi simon. Pks feel free to correct my answers.

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