Streets and roads

Do you know what a 'kerb' is? Do these exercises and learn what it and other words related to streets and roads mean.

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Average: 4.4 (19 votes)

Submitted by AdrianaPC on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 12:16

I live in a middle town so there is not a lot of traffic here and it is easy to drive: there are a lot of signspost to know where are the main places in the town and it is not necessary police officer to drive traffic. The streets aren´t crowed so you can walk with calm to every posts in the town. Also, the streets at the town centre are almost for pedestrians.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 19/12/2019 - 12:35

Do English speaking people say "signals" instead of "traffic lights"??

Hello Rafaela1,

I think 'signal' is used in US English, while 'traffic light' is used in the UK.



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Thank you Peter, I'm wondering if other English speaking countries (Australia, NewZealand, South Africa, Canada...) use "trafiic light" as well. ;)

Submitted by sabag on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 15:23

this material is helpful how can i get in pdf

Hi sabag,

I'm glad to hear you liked the material. I'm not sure if a pdf version is planned for this page but one may be added in the future. In the meantime, you could screen print or copy and paste into a word processor document.



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Submitted by mtalebi on Fri, 27/09/2019 - 06:31

In my country, Iran, there are good roads and streets, not excellent not bad. Unfortunately, drivers do not follow the rules, so there are a lot of car accidents.

Submitted by JTEROBA on Wed, 04/09/2019 - 13:27

In my country, streets are very dangerous, you can dead trying to cross them. Many times, drivers do not respect the law and police officers are so corrupt.
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Submitted by mar on Sun, 31/03/2019 - 12:22

My city is Barcelona . We have a very well distribution of the streets which is very well known in the world .This plan is known as PLAN CERDA so is very easy to drive and walk by there.

Submitted by sunsetlover on Fri, 01/03/2019 - 06:54

Hello teachers, The vocabulary section here is extremely useful. However, I noticed that you use strictly British English in most (all) instances. For example, here in Streets & Roads, in the US and Canada they spell "kerb" as "curb", and of course they would call a "junction" an "intersection" and a "pavement" a "sidewalk". Given that your students are from around the globe, would a "middle ground" solution be to state "kerb/curb"? Thank you!