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 (57 votes)

Submitted by Saleem Hemat on Wed, 30/08/2023 - 08:40


Here in our city we see street lights but are not lightened. we see squares but does not have place for people to visit each other there. we have roads but are standard. we have roundabouts but if the traffic not there for just for five minutes, you have to wait hours and hours then. :-)

Submitted by Tasnim Alhih on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 08:34


There are street lights, crossroads, and a traffic light near my home.

Submitted by melissamel on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 17:54


roads and crossings, there aren´t many traffic lights or signposts close to where i live

Submitted by howtosay_ on Thu, 15/06/2023 - 04:22


Hello, dear teachers and team!

Could you please help me with the following:

If it takes me one hour to get to a certain neighbourhood and the same amount of time to get from that neighbourhood, could I say:

"It is one hour in one direction, and one hour - in the other direction. "

Does that sound correct and natural? Or has it to be another?

Thank you so much for your constant help and I'm very grateful for answering to this post beforehand!

Hello howtosay_,

I'd probably say 'It's one hour each way' or 'It's one hour there and one hour back', but what you said is also quite clear.

If I wanted to be very clear, I'd say 'It's one hour there and one hour back -- two hours round trip'.

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by AAREGO on Sat, 20/05/2023 - 18:11


In front of my house there is a street too small that after shift it acumulate a lot of cars and it produces too noise. when the night has come the street lights turn on and it keeps the street brighter.

Submitted by windsparkle on Thu, 27/04/2023 - 13:20


There is a road in front of my neighborhood. There are mang cars and perople in the rush hours. But there is no crossing between two streets, so it is very chaotic. Fortunately, we have broad pavements it can accommodate many pedestrians.

Submitted by victguevara on Wed, 26/04/2023 - 02:19


My neighborhood is quite crowded. There is a square with a lot of restaurants and cafes around it. Next to my flat, there is a crossroads with traffic lights, a crossing, and a light road. Moreover, the bus stop and subway station are quite close here.

Submitted by Javier Vergara on Sat, 08/04/2023 - 15:34


Near my house there are many traffic lights

Submitted by Beatrice Penitenti on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 13:59


Near my house, I can see a lot of street lights, traffic lights and there are also pavements where the people can walk. Unfortunately, the traffic in my city is a big problem, because there aren't many roundabouts and the crossroads are always full of cars, buses and other types of vehicles. From my house I also see a parking, that is located near the supermarket.