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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Submitted by farah. on Mon, 06/12/2021 - 20:12


I live in a building and it is inside a small society all of the roads in our society are in proper condition, which makes driving easy, you'll also see lots of street lights and crossings also. I usually see kids riding skates or bicycle on the pavement, having strong roads and pavement is so important to prevent accidents there is another society close to us and the roads are damaged from heavy raining and many accidents have taken place over there. This one time a kid fell from his bicycle and he broke his leg because of the damaged roads.

Submitted by ali1891 on Sat, 27/11/2021 - 12:57


Our house is in the Safir BLV. and it is four stories, and my home is on the third floor, there is a crossroads near my home, It's name is Sarbaz, there is o lot of traffic on the Safir street, and there is a lot of street lights in the middle of the street and on the corner of street,

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


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


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


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/

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

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

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

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.