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 jaywood's_path… on Sat, 22/06/2024 - 21:01


the closest roundabout to my house is called Texas Roundabout because it's near a cafe called 'Texas Cafe', we're used to name everything here even the unnamed things hahaha, back to our subject and as I saw some people here complaining about narrow roads or the noise near their houses I'm going to complain about a strange thing which is the street lights, yes it may sound weird but let me explain, our street lamps have a very dim light to the degree that you can't see the face of someone that is only 15 meters away; the surprise is that when we complained about it to the people in charge we've been told that this is done on purpose to minimize the consumption of energy. weird isn't it?


Submitted by Mohamed.Slil on Fri, 14/06/2024 - 15:33


Near home I can see roundabouts on roads, there are many roundabouts here, in the last years my country planed to replace traffic lights with roundabouts because our roads are quite old and narrow, the roads here are unable to accommodate the large number of vehicles so that's why they did this change.

Here where I live there are few sign posts on roads, and there are enough crossings in the roadcrossings.

Submitted by kamalham on Sat, 08/06/2024 - 10:47


Thank you so much, it's help me to improve my vocabulary. 

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Submitted by Houy99 on Sun, 02/06/2024 - 03:51


I am poor vocabulary this lesson is good for me to improve word

Submitted by Treasure on Thu, 09/05/2024 - 13:05


I live in the city named Mandalay which is third largest city in our country.There are many traffic lights which help not to have traffic jams and crossings which make people on foot convient to cross the street. Street lights also lighten the roads at night .Signposts around the corner of the street sign tourists not to get lost.Howeever,there are not much roundabouts in the city ,only two or three. In my city, there are pavements for pedestrians and kids cycling bicycle or riding skates which is esp. at the moat. I have never seen squre in my city though.

Submitted by Renukathota on Fri, 29/03/2024 - 16:39


Hello, A bus stop is just 300 meters from our house. I prefer public transport than own vehicle many a times. Ours is a suburban locality, the road passing through has become an alternative for highway hence traffic is increased. Traffic lights came up, crossings were marked. At some junctions roundabouts are also created. Glad to see the development. 

Submitted by khoai211123 on Wed, 14/02/2024 - 22:54


I can see a lot of things near my house, particularly traffic. Some of them are traffic lights, crossroads, and street lights. I live in the countryside, so squares and roundabouts are not as common as traffic lights. On the road, the main mode of transport is motorcycles, and everyone follows the rules of traffic