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 Kyong on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 18:38


I can see roads, traffic lights, street lights, crossings, bus stops, and a crossing road near my house. There aren't signposts, though.

Submitted by juliojacoob on Thu, 26/10/2023 - 05:14


roundabout or roundabouts

Hello juliojacoob,

When talking about road infrastructure the correct word is 'roundabout'.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by amr_essam666 on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 14:16


There is a roundabout near my home

Submitted by anwar81 on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 15:49


Hey, I'm Anwar from Bangladesh. There are many streetlights in our smart port of Bangladesh.

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