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: 4.5 (55 votes)

Submitted by Hnin Pwint Nanda on Tue, 23/01/2024 - 14:39


I had a promise to meet with my friend at the town square this morning at 10 a.m. So, I left the home at 8:30 a.m. and waited for the bus at the bus stop. Since it was rush hour, there were lots of cars, buses and people on the roads. After waiting for about 15 minutes, the bus arrived and I went to the square. The street lights were off since it is daytime. I got caught in the traffic for about 15 minutes. I had to go around two roundabouts and I found out that the signposts around the town were changed into new ones. Then I took off the bus, walked through the crossing and met with my friend at the corner of the square.

Submitted by Sai Set Tun on Wed, 29/11/2023 - 05:00


When I drive to office, I have to pass over five traffic lights and one roundabout. A lot of beautiful street lights and the peoples are walking on the pavement. I always stop my car at the crossing and give way to the peoples.
In my country, traffic is terrible at the rush hours and a lot of cars are driving on the road.


Submitted by Nguyentiep on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 02:54


From home to my office. Start at the parking garage of the apartment I go straight to Road Pham Hung, go straight to the crossroads between Road Pham Hung, Nguyen Hoang,Ton That Thuyet turn the left go straight to the roundabouts turn left is my office. Every evening, after dinner I walk on the pavement of the apartment to better heathy, street lights are very light, which helps me see things clearly. Over there, I see everyone walking too. They are happy with their story. When traffic lights are red I stop and wait about one minute to cross to the square where everyone can play games together every day. Next to square is a shop coffee very beautiful which is on the corner.

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.