Around town

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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Average: 4.4 (54 votes)

Submitted by rpikeri on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 21:33

Near my home I can see, roundabouts, traffic lights, roads, signposts, and also crossroads.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 15:36

I am living in the country. There are fewer traffic lights than city but many street lights. the road is empty so there is no traffic jams. fewer accidents than city
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 22/03/2020 - 12:23

I can see gardens, trees, and houses from the window. Relaxing. ✧٩(ˊωˋ*)و✧

Submitted by piyush_bpin on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 14:36

I am living in a middle class community surrounded by safe neighbors. My city is very spacious and roads are wide enough to handle ongoing traffics. We have many roundabouts than traffic lights which make driving safe. Each and every road has designated pavement area for pedestrians. Most of the dark corners in city covered by street lights which illuminate during night time. Our city has complicated but convenient public transport system which also provide late night service. In the center of the city we have large square where people meet after their working hours to relax and chat about their social life. The most important thing I like about my city is, people are friendly and welcoming.

Submitted by Scommel on Sun, 15/03/2020 - 16:46

only pavement and signpost
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Submitted by Nikolaos Stavr… on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 15:59

I can only see pavements and street lights.

Submitted by wcyam10 on Sun, 16/02/2020 - 07:47

Does the word "crossroads" have singular ? In addition, which sentence below is correct? 1) Kids are playing on the street. or Kids are playing in the street. 2) Local council decides to put some traffic lights and crossings on the road. or Local council decides to put traffic a few lights and crossings on the road.

Hello wcyam10

A 'crossroad' and a 'crossroads' are two different (though related) things. The second of those two words has the same form in the singular and plural. The first one has no final 's' in the singular, but does in the plural. The context should usually make it clear which meaning is intended.

For the first sentence, I would say 'on', but 'in' is also correct. As for the second sentence, the first one is better, though you should say 'The local council' instead of 'Local council'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by wcyam10 on Sun, 16/02/2020 - 07:39

I am staying in an apartment with my parents in a city. Many years ago, there were no traffic lights on the crossroads infront of our apartment. The traffic condition in this area was very bad especially in the morning when everyone was rushing to go to work. In addition, the street lights were in the poor stage where most of the bulbs were damaged . Consequently, pedestrians were at risk and there were many reported accidents especially at night. Last year, local council decided to put roundabout at the end of the road , traffic lights at the crossroads and crossings on the roads for the pedestrians. These have tremendously addressed the traffic problems. Furthermore, the road is furnished with new street lights and pavement. Hence, it is safer for pedestrians to cross the road now.