What's the difference between a 'crossing' and a 'crossroads'? Do these exercises to help learn words for the things around your town and find out!

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Intermediate: B1

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I can see lots of these things near my home. In my home area are crossings, traffic lights, bus stops, a round about and at least the central market place where I often meet friends to eat some icecream or drink a coffee.

i live in karaj which is a one cities of IRAN and near to Tehran.
there are many traffic lights, crossroads, streets, signposts and etc.
i love Karaj .
Karaj is beautiful though the city is crowded is like Tehran.

I live in a big city, it is very crowded, there are a lot of traffic here, The weather and beverage water are polluted, 12 million people live in my city, They have different jobs. engineer, doctor, businessman,building painter, sweeper ,tailor,plumber ,..
there are many traffic lights, roundabouts, crossing , pavement,...here.
i should had strong nerves for live in this city.

I live in Tehran which is a crowded city. Like other cities, it has lots of traffic lights, street lights, and also signposts. But, there is less roundabouts and more crossroads in Tehran comparing other cities that I have seen. In addition, drivers have a bad attitude that they usually neglect crossings which make people annoy when they need cross a street or junction.

Near my house, I can see crossings, corners, roundabouts, bus stops, street lights, roads, ... I'm living in a suburb of Brussels.

I am a French-speaking guy. In this lesson, there is a fearfull false friend: in French, a square is a kind of a little park with some bench and some trees. When I was a child, I played ball there because it was strictly forbidden playing football.

1. My friend and I offen meet in the town square.
2. In the city, street lights offen are located on street corners
3. In some citis, riding a bicycle on the pavement is prohibited
4. I got lost because there was signpost at the crossroads

Nice practices.

How to distinguish the gap between words like:
1. Signpost or Sign post?
2. Roundabout or round about?
3. Streetlight or Street light?
... etc
How to remember them?

Hello QTN03
As far as I know, there is no easy rule to help remember all the different spellings of noun combinations such as these. Different techniques work for different people -- I'd recommend you try a few and then go with the one that seems to work best for you.
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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