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Intermediate: B1


At my home there is lots of roundabouts

When I saw the picture where is a pavement, I thought that is a roadside. However, I learned a new word about traffic.

In Hanoi, Traffic jam is a big problem. Although pavement is only for walking and riding bicycle, you still see a lot of people drive motobike here in rush hours.
you must have a lot of courage when you walk on the pavement of main road in rush hour :)

In my city,people are not used to respect the passers-by. Therefore, crossing are just designed to decorate the roads. Traffics lights don't work correctly and People drive as they want. They don't respect each another and this usually causes traffic-jams.

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.



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