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Intermediate: B1


the city where I live there are many traffic lights and speed cameras.
There are crossings and crossroads . The street lights in Valiasr Street at nights are very beautiful and they are wide pavements for people to walking .
Near my home there is a roundabout and around the circle there are four traffic lights.

I live in a house in the middle of a straight street. There are street lights and pavement (of course), and a way near the road for bicycle riders. I can also see a crossroads.

I live in small Brazilian city with a population of well over six thousand. The streets are based with pavements, street lights, and crossroads. The city is also connected by a federal road, so It includes crossing and signposts. However, it doesn't have traffic lights or roundabout.

Near my home there are traffic lights, street lights, a lot of roundabouts, there are crossroads too and crossing although any persons don't use the crossing!
There are few bus stops, then all the world get on the bus anywhere!

Is the pavement the area of the street where the persons walk?


Yes, that is correct. A good tip for checking the meaning of nouns like this is to use Google image search.



The LearnEnglish Team

Is it wrong to say : bus station instead of bus stop ?

Hi Abfalter Cristian,

A bus station and a bus stop are two different things. A bus stop is often just a space on the side of a street or road where a bus will stop for a moment to pick up or let off passengers.

A bus station is usually a building and many buses park there for longer. A bus station is usually where you go to find a coach or bus that will make a longer trip, e.g. outside the city, though that is not always true.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

i can see crossroads,traffic lights,crossing,signposts,of course roads :D so all of them.

In my town there are a lot of traffic lights and they work coordinatly to control traffic