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

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

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

My home is located near the scqured and traffic

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

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

I can see sometimes more traffic lights what roundabouts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,


The LearnEnglish Team

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

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

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.

Submitted by M.Saleh on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 07:45

Actually, my home is located near crossroads, so i can see crossing,traffic lights , signpost and street lights.

Submitted by YassinH on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 13:30

About 200 metres north my home there is a crossroads, signposts, and crossing. If you are looking for a bus, then go west crossroads approximately 500 metres you will find a bus stop right there next roundabout. You should be vigilant when you are there to protect yourself from accidence because it's a rush hour.

Submitted by fatfat on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 12:32

I see such street lights, pavement and crossroads. Actually my home is not close to city center. So I don't see a lot things. But when we go to city center from my home, we see a great of numbers pavement, street lights that look like tulip,3 crossroads and 4 roundabouts.

Submitted by Fernando Belmonte on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 16:53

Outside the street where I live, all of these things can be found. Well, almost everthing, except bus stops, this structures are the furthest things you could see.

Submitted by Hazard10 on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 09:08

in my city, I see several roundabouts near me but there are also traffic lights in many paces.

Submitted by Adri on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 12:35

In my city, there is a roundabout and some traffic lights for to prevent traffic of clusters. Also, there are some crossings and street lights for to light when it's dark all road and the people can't see the pavement for they walk. in the part where I live only there is one signpost because it's a district very small.

Submitted by isadura on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 19:55

There are three street lights in front of my house and a calm road that link two friendly family neighborhood. Behind my house, there is a crowded area where we can see more transit of cars and, then, more traffic lights, crossing, crossroads and people circulating.

Submitted by Ainura_85 on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 07:56

I remember only several roundabouts in my city. There a lot of sign post, street lights. It makes people life comfortable. When I drive I can see numerous crossing. It is not good for drivers.

Submitted by Sharora Aminova on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 20:32

I can see near my house long main road with several traffic lights and crossroad. In the corner of the street i can see crossing and pavement for a walk. Behind our house we have small square and playground. I love my house

Submitted by Rahaf altal on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 11:29

In my city, I can not see a lot of round about but we have lots of signpost and there are lots of pavement.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 03:54

All of these can be seen near home.

Submitted by thuy02102000 on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 08:07

in my city, I can see a lot of roads, crossroads with signposts for people in my city find it easy to go when they don't know, the traffic lights are always lighted up to ensure everybody's safety in the city, in the evening street lights will be lighted up to light the roads, they also are located on the corners of the city. It has a lots roundabouts to turn into the different roads to get home or work quickly, like that. In my city, the traffic is so heavy, especially in rush hours, so it makes some difficulties for many people cross the roads. In the morning, if you get my city, you can see many people walk along the pavements for doing exercises. By the way, because of the traffic jams so lots of the police officer always stand at the traffic lights, crossroads to guide and direct the vehicles and transports. I have never seen any square in my city where I am living but I will find out more and will have a visit it in the future >

Submitted by Alexis GG on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 18:56

My building is very close to a crossroads in city, as my neighbourd's building is right on the corner street. On each four pavement streets of this crossroads there is a traffic lights and also crossings on roads for each traffic lights. There are also as the same place some signposts with different colors on the background: in green are mentionned others cities direction to follow, and in white nearest places in the city. All long of each street there are street lights brighting the town at night.

Submitted by Hellman on Thu, 21/05/2020 - 09:58

close my home, there is a crossroad where there is not a traffic light so that point on the street is so dangerous for people.

Submitted by Tomofumi on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 08:51

In my city, there are no roundabouts. Actually, I have never seen them in my country. So I defenitely will be confused how to drive if I go into them.

Submitted by Janiere on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 06:03

I can see near my house several things related of traffic. Three blocks from my house, there is a traffic lights on the crossroads. Around my house there are many roads, corners and street lights. In an avenue close my house, there are various signposts. I don't remember where is the crossing closest. There is a square behind my house too.
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Submitted by dinhhang on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 07:24

I live at Quezon city in the Philippines. when I go out, I can see a lot of traffic lights at crossroads. during the day, it is really hard to travel because you can get traffic all the time. It is better to go by metro. Sometimes, I can see they plan the beautiful flower at roundabout, it make city look nice. I like to take a walk and the drivers are so polite to stop in front of crossing so I can cross easily.

Submitted by shahem on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 10:17

Actually, all of the things mentioned above are exist in my town. Inside the town there are more roundabouts than crossroads, thus facilitate the traffic.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 13:01

I can see traffic lights and crossing neat the station.

Submitted by draigmon on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 05:37

Pavement is really necessary for road in the city center. It's safe for people. Street without pavement should be encourage in the rural or high way to save budget, I think.

Submitted by Youssef kandel on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 03:38

In my city, there are roundabouts and crossroads, there is not a pavement to walk above in some areas.

Submitted by Alissa on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 22:16

In the city where i live and no far of my home there is a crossroad but without signspost. In fact, there is three roads, one of them take to the town square. In my city street lights work as soon as the sunset and the traffic jump is essentially in the rush hour; about 7 am in the morning and about 5pm in the evening . In the street corner there is a bus stop where poeple can wait on the pavement and just in front of the bus stop there is a crossing where poeple can cross to the ather side of the road. In the end of the street there is a big roundabout,

Submitted by Euclédiodejesu… on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 06:12

well the city where I live actually there isn´t a lot street lights on street but we can see a lot bus stop in all the places and also roundabouts

Submitted by MariaNawaz on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 06:02

Well, I live in a small city but yeah there is roundabouts and crossroads and oh my god there is so much traffic on that one crossroads which is near green market! But there is no such thing as crossing in my small city and no traffic lights. And in my childhood, my friends and I use to play on pavement which is along the side of our nearby road. And there are signposts.

Submitted by Farin Keyvani on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 21:29

In the city that I live in you can see a lot of roundabouts. Actually it is som policy that began in Norway from twenty years ago. They think that in this way can control accidents more than before. Learning how to drive in these rods for me was not so easy at first, but little by little I become more familiar with the rules and now I like it very much.

Submitted by idenizoz on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 06:24

In Turkey, cars don't give way to people on a crossing. When i was in UK, cars always would give way to people on a crossing, so i was so excited. I think, all people in the world should obey this basic rule.

Submitted by ss on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 01:27

I am currently residing in Saudi Arabia. The place where i stay is small town about 150 kilometer from the main city and the place where my home is situated is near to the main road, opposite to the main road is the school. There is a crossroad about 1km from our apartment. There are signpost indicating the government buildings, mosques and the name of the roads leading to them.

Submitted by a.kadir4018 on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 03:41

unfortunately, i didnt see more traffic lights our city. because more people dont use the traffic obeys. please fasten your seat belt in your journey. have nice day.

Submitted by Grazia on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 15:01

I live in a small town in Northern Italy; it is a lively town with a lot of traffic that's why there are many roundabouts and traffic lights. I can walk on the pavement along the side of the road to go to the city centre where there is a beautiful big Square and a Castle.
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Submitted by Zabihullah on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:21

Surprisingly once I have seen the name of the capital of my country of origine written in a signpost which has a distance of more than 6 thousand KM.

Submitted by Mamta Gusain on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 10:38

The city where i live is one of the populated city of India. It is the capital of India. Near by my locality. i can see streetlights which enlighten the street at night. There is bye pass road by which you can enter in main locality. on which the heavy traffic passes through out the day. but no worry, it is managed with the help of traffic lights, crossroads and round about. people usually take buses to go office. for which they need to wait on bus stop. pedestrian use pavement to walk along the side of road, to cross the road there is a facility of zebra crossing, under pass and subway.

Submitted by THUY DUNG on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 06:27

I live in the biggist city in my country. So there are all things in My city.

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