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Streets and roads

Do you know what a 'kerb' is? Do these exercises and learn what it and other words related to streets and roads mean.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


In my country, Iran, there are good roads and streets, not excellent not bad. Unfortunately, drivers do not follow the rules, so there are a lot of car accidents.

In my country, streets are very dangerous, you can dead trying to cross them.
Many times, drivers do not respect the law and police officers are so corrupt.

My city is Barcelona . We have a very well distribution of the streets which is very well known in the world .This plan is known as PLAN CERDA so is very easy to drive and walk by there.

Hello teachers,
The vocabulary section here is extremely useful. However, I noticed that you use strictly British English in most (all) instances. For example, here in Streets & Roads, in the US and Canada they spell "kerb" as "curb", and of course they would call a "junction" an "intersection" and a "pavement" a "sidewalk". Given that your students are from around the globe, would a "middle ground" solution be to state "kerb/curb"?
Thank you!

Hello sunsetlover,

As the British Council we generally focus on British English, as you say. We have considered including some examples of the kind you suggest but it can make the pages rather cluttered, with multiple alternatives in many places.

We have several pages addressing the differences between British and American English:


We also have apps focusing on the topic, such as this one, for example:



The LearnEnglish Team

Understood. Thank you for the links Peter.

Hi sir,
I have reviewed and realized that ,you are right.
There are two pictures that have new mean ,like junction and motorway.
Thank you very much,

Hi teacher,
It seems there are some wrong pictures in this lesson(Streets and Roads).I mean those aren't matched with their names.

Hello mdaivid,

I've just completed the task myself and the words and pictures match correctly. Which one did you think was wrong?



The LearnEnglish Team

I’m living in Paris where we can find the most beautiful avenue of the world.
Today, cars are not welcome in the city and the Mayor hope , they will disappear one day totally.
Then, there will be no more traffic lights or crossings. Pedestrians and cyclists will be safe.