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Submitted by Ray Tam on Sun, 14/11/2021 - 19:05

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Almost all of these things I can see in my hometown. It’s a little bit different that there are traffic lights set in front of roundabouts close the centre of Edinburgh.

Submitted by it'sBeBe on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:41

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There's some street lights in the street where my house is located. At the corner of the main road and my street, signpost is available too. Signposts are available for almost every streets and roads.

Submitted by mare_bo on Mon, 11/10/2021 - 17:28

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I live in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. It's a big town. Not a city of millions but it's the biggest in our country. We have all of these 'things' in our city. And we have a problem because we don't have good roads for bicycles and motorcycles. Because of that many people ride them on the pavement and many accidents happen.
In the center there are lots of signposts so tourists can find attractions easily.

I live in Krasnodar (it's a city in Russia) and of course we have all that things, as you said, and we also have a problem about cyclists. They are everywhere (on the road, on the pavement, near pavement). On the one, hand it's really annoying but, on the other hand, I can understand them because they just don't have special roads for bikes/

Submitted by dariowins on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 12:37

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I live in Madrid, Spain, it is a big city. The main square is Plaza Mayor and Cibele Square, both are located in the centre of city. In the street and roads you can find traffic lights or roundabout, but I can say that is more common roundabouts than traffic lights. I think roundabouts are more safe than traffic lights. All the streets in Madrid has crossing and signpost.

Submitted by Sofia Sandoval on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 20:52

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I live in a small town, when I go out, I can see multiple traffic lights , corners that lead to crossing lines, and normally, lots of traffic.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 23:33

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Near my home there are roads, pavements, traffic lights, crossroads, corners, street lights, crossing and sing posts.
In Madrid you there are too much bike rider on the pavement and all the street has signpost and traffic lights.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 19:54

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I live in an area near the city center; therefore I can see a crossroad, the pedestrian crossing and the pavements, but there are neither traffic lights nor bus stop.

Submitted by Liax on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 20:44

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near to my home i can see street lights, trafic lights, roundabout, crossing, crossroad and signepost. I leave in the city center

Submitted by Afina on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 15:30

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I can see the road,crossroad,pavement and traffic lights from my window. Here is no square,signposts and roundabouts near my home. But it is crossroad and bus stop not far from my home.

Submitted by azzkrds on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 07:14

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I can see the corner and pavements from our balcony. the traffic lights are 5min away from our home. the bus stop is within walking distance from home. there isn't crossing and roundabout near my home. there are street lights in front of my home to help people can see clearly.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 28/02/2021 - 12:49

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I can see some corners and street pavements. ;)

Submitted by Wendy Farrera on Sun, 28/02/2021 - 04:18

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We have new signposts around my community

Submitted by Jack Milgram on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 13:18

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Wow, it took me some time to consider "pavement." I almost forgot it's the BrE version for the AmE "sidewalk."

Submitted by Bau on Thu, 04/02/2021 - 17:43

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In my village, there are many traffic lights on the street. At night, they turn on the street lighs to help people can see the road clearly.

Submitted by yin thu htet on Sun, 17/01/2021 - 16:28

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In my hometown, there are no roundabouts, crossing, pavement anfd traffic lights because it is not a big city.

Submitted by marlio96 on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 20:49

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I live in a small town, a village, where there are no traffic lights, crossings, crossroads, roundabouts, and signposts, here there's only a road that crosses the town from north to south, the only one traffic lights that someday existed was broken by the people. There are two squares, one biggest than the other, but the two are nice.

Submitted by Win Pa Pa Aung on Sun, 03/01/2021 - 03:59

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Near my town,there are signposts,traffic light,roundabouts,pavements and street lights.

Submitted by ikhay on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 13:09

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here near, traffic lights, crossing, crossroads, roundabouts, roads, pavement, signposts, street lights

Submitted by Hnin Yu Han on Mon, 07/12/2020 - 12:57

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Crossroads, sign post, traffic

Submitted by Ayuloraine sit… on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 03:42

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Near to my house are traffic lights, signposts, pavement, crossing, street light, croassroads , roads. cause i live in City center .

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 12:39

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Wow, what a tall street light! ;) Wow, what a large square! ;)

Submitted by Inas El Safty on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 11:32

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Near my home, there is a roundabout with traffic lights located on its sides.

Submitted by farhad zada on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 07:40

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Roundabouts, traffic lights, crossings, crossroads and so others except of pavment. In my town also country we have so little pavements.

Submitted by AprilApple on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 09:16

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There is a crossings leading to the park near my home. Besides, there are also many traffic lights on the road near the park, one at the T- junction and a few at the cross road behind the park. Along every road, there are lots of street lights, 1 meter apart each other which shine brightly in the evening and before dawn. Beside the park is a square. It is very important to have crossings, traffic lights and street lights on the road to ensure road safety and smooth traffic especially near the park where lots of people meet everyday.

Submitted by Ismael on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 12:15

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Hello everybody. Near to my house there is an aroundabout called Chapalita beside its very popular for make a holidays. All my neighborhood has street lights, and on the corner there is signs post and traffic lights.

Submitted by Hidde3lupos on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 19:38

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If I look out my window I see some street lights. By the way I am living at a corner of a street!

Submitted by carrascodark on Sun, 01/11/2020 - 19:03

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In my street we can see a road that not is very circulated, also we can see a corner in the crossroads. In the down of the street we can see a roundabout which is very circulated everyday. To finish, there're a two or three crossings in the roads.

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 30/10/2020 - 06:46

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There's a long main road near my house, so it has so many street lights.

Submitted by Clitus on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 12:34

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The streetlights near my home are fade out and the pavement has been ruined by heavy rain.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 14:48

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i can see a lot of corner and the main street is in the front of us also there is a park

Submitted by ali raja on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 08:17

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the traffic lights and signpost round about every thing is important who drive the car

Submitted by flavie.A on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 00:19

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I live in a neighborhood of a big city. Not far from my home is a bus stop. We can also see many signposts the corners of some roundabouts,this enables users to easily choose their way. Early in the morning, traffic is very dense due to the fact that many go to work as well as those who go to schools. It is always very difficult to leave from one place to another at rush hours and it's better not to waste time on crossings for some indisciplined drivers don't mind giving way to people on foot. More to that, pavements are not secured enough. My favorite time is at night fall when street lights turn on. All the roads become so bright and it's really very beautiful to admire.

Submitted by Usama Razzaq on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 11:18

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Near my house,there is a road, bus stop and some sign posts. There is also a street light and many corners. But there are no traffic lights, no square, no cross roads, no roundabouts and no crossing. Traffic is always there on main road.

Submitted by Brian H.A on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 16:32

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Near my house there is a crossing for people, signpost for drivers and street lights. The only thing missing is a suitable stop for the bus and avoiding more traffic

Submitted by Campos jorge on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 03:06

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My home is located near the scqured and traffic

Submitted by Maff on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 01:03

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My house is located near the main roads, we are near the square and the streets have public lighting.

Submitted by César Ortiz Romero on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 00:34

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I can see sometimes more traffic lights what roundabouts

Submitted by Pola on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 19:54

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My home is located far away from main roads but we are near by streets and street lights.

Submitted by amisita on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 12:29

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My house is in the corner of crossroads. there are four traffic lights and crossing in evrey side of the street. more further than my house there is a roundabout with signposts.

Submitted by Sai Minn on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 09:54

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Most of those things can't be seen near my home since i lives in a village(country site). Road and signposts are the things i usually sees in my area.

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 22/08/2020 - 23:01

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Apart from roundabouts and the town square that is roughly 10 minutes away driving from home, I can see all the remaining things near here. There are no roundarounds, but instead we have a lot of traffic lights on the crossroads. Although there are many crossings, you should be very careful especially, when there are no traffic lights because a few drivers give way to people on foot. One more thing that I like about the area are the street lights, roads and streets are always brightened which makes you feel a bit more secure, particularly in winter.

Submitted by Daniela Zapata on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 19:36

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My home is a pacefull place, which is far from the center of the city. There are a lot of singpsts in every corner to indicate the number of the street. Also I can see street lights, traffic lights and crossings. There are some bus stops and little roundabouts.

Submitted by John A. on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:58

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In France, there is a lot of roundabouts, use for traffic regulation but also used for street decoration. Some of them are very famous and people come to see them.

Submitted by naddy on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 09:19

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hi, is this correct Neighbourhoods area, and is it singular or plural

Hello naddy,

Off the top of my head, I can't think of a context in which 'neighbourhoods area' would be correct. It might be 'neighbourhood's area' (as in 'in my grandparents' neighbourhood's area there are no restaurants'), but that's a little awkward. 

Without having a better idea of what it means, I'm afraid I can't even say if it's singular or plural or much else about it. If you can provide the sentence it's in, and even the sentences before and after, I expect one of us can work out what it means.

Best wishes,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by TRAN LAM THIEN NHI on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 12:21

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In my hometown, there are lots of traffic lights had been located along two sides of the street. In that case, it helps the street always bright and safety even when you walk along.

Submitted by Ramazan Altınışık on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 13:21

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My home is in far away from city town so I don't see traffic light so much but street lights are in middle of the road. There is a crossroads in 200 meters away from my home. There is a roundabouts in 1 kilometer away from my house. Of course we walk on pavements in the road.