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Cliparts, Flashcards and Pictures :

 

 

English Words For City Places and Things
with pictures
+ interactive quizzes
(esolcourses.com)

 

Photo Gallery: Pedestrian Signals Around the World
(spiegel.de)


"...with a fairytale light in honor of the great Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen,
crossing the streets of Germany’s northern neighbor can be quite amusing."

 

"An unusual street sweeper, made of
bamboo brooms, cleans the road
in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern China."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 


 




 

City vocabulary mindmapped
with BUBBL

(baibasvenca.blogspot.com)

 

Street cleaning
(altham.com)


A street sweeper

 

 

Bus lane
(drivingschoolireland.com)


 

City-Related Words
with pictures

(enchantedlearning.com)

In the City
and On The Street

(esl-library.com)
Click on Flashcard Library.

A bank
(waze.net)


Building-Related Words
with pictures

(enchantedlearning.com)

 

Railroad station
(infovisual.info)


 


Community places
- flashcards
- POUR MEMBRES UNIQUEMENT
bank | church | post office | garage | barber's shop hairdresser's shop | dentist's clinic | courthouse apartment buildings |
movie theater | gas station dry cleaner's | hospital | house/home | sports arena school | park | playground | library |
town/city hall police station | fire station | bus station | bus stop bakery | traffic lights | pedestrian crossing butcher's shop | hardware store | hotel | motel train station | greengrocer's | supermarket fast-food restaurant | office building |
sports store photo shop | pharmacy | restaurant clothing store | coffee shop | radio station | travel agent real-estate agent |
shoe store | bike-repair shop | pet store
(englishraven.com)

 

 


UK Villages Online
(UK and Ireland)
- photos - postcards
- over 2000 web sites
- with an interactive map
(rural.co.uk)

 

 



Vocabulary : - UPDATED

  • What’s the Difference Between a Street and a Road? 
    "What about the alleys, avenues, boulevards, circles, courts, drives, expressways, highways, lanes, parkways, paths, places, squares, terraces, trails, ways and other roadway name suffixes we use? Here are some select definitions..." 

    (mentalfloss.com)
  • A town crier, or bellman,
    "is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court (cf. Black's Law Dictionary).
    The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.
    They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements." 

    (Wikipedia)



    Liverpool appoints Terry Stubbings as town crier
    - 23 September 2011
    "Mr Stubbings will take part in civic and ceremonial events and welcome passengers arriving at Liverpool's Cruise Liner Terminal."

    (BBC)


    See The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers

    (ahgtc.org.uk)

  • Dongtan Eco-city (Wikipedia)
    "This urban centre, where people will be able to live and work in a high-quality environment, could be the template for sustainability in city planning, not only in China but elsewhere in the world. "
  • The City - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)


Listening :

  • English Village
    Steven talks about the village he is from in England.
    "The last time I went back was Christmas... I saw old friends and family and did the usual Christmas things..."
    - with a Comprehension Quiz
    (elllo.org)

  • Travel and Sightseeing : Directions Through Town - with interactive activities + the script
    (esl-lab.com)

  • Places around town (elllo.org)

  • My neighborhood (kizclub.com)

 

  • Traffic - with AUDIO
    " Many places today have problems with too many cars on the roads. I visited London recently.
    What is traffic like there? Find out by doing these four exercises..."
    (carolinebrownlisteninglessons.com)

 

  • The City - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

  • Task Town is for students who want to participate with the audio. (elllo.org)
    As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the audio. Have Fun!
    Around Town
  • Fastest way to the station (elllo.org)
    "You need to get to the station. Listen to four ways you can get there."

  • Direction Game (elllo.org)
    "You need to find your friend's house. Listen to the instructions and see if you can find it."

  • Directions 1 (easy) - Révision des prépositions et des magasins
    Directions 3 (medium) - Révision des prépositions
    Directions 2 (difficult) - Utilisation des prépositions
    (esl-lab.com)
  • Hotel (BBC)
    Listen 1: At the hotel reception (part 1)
    Listen 2: At the hotel reception (part 2)
    Read 1: In the hotel room
    Read 2: Finding a hotel in London


  • Transport (BBC)
    Listen 1: Choosing transport from Heathrow into town
    Listen 2: At the ticket office
    Listen 3: In the Underground station
    Read 1: Comparing travel options
    Speak 1: Comparisons and the 'schwa' sound




  • Safety (with SOUND) - (kizclub.com)
    Click on STORIES, then on LEVEL 2.

  • Travel (with exercises) : Sightseeing in Town (Medium) - (esl-lab.com)

 

Pronunciation :

 

 

Conversation questions :

 

Facts :

  • Plugging tomorrow’s cities into greener power sources - 23 May 2013
    "Cities are growing at a frightening rate, and using more and more energy created from polluting fuels.
    In the second expert viewpoint in our Building Tomorrow series, architect Richard Hyams says urban environments can help create the energy we need."

    + a slideshow + Related articles
    (BBC)
  • Cities: How crowded life is changing us
    "More than half the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too.
    And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people’s lives."

    (BBC)

  • ROYAL TOWNS :

    The royal towns - 5 October 2011
    "Wootton Bassett joins an elite band of towns given Royal status."

    (telegraph.co.uk)


    List of place names with royal patronage in the United Kingdom
    The list "includes both those granted a royal title or status by express wish of a specific monarch,
    and those with prefixes or suffixes such as "King's" or "Regis" that relate to historic ownership of the area by the Crown."

    (Wikipedia)

     

  • Vilnius mayor runs over illegally parked car in a tank
    "The eccentric mayor of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has decided to send a stern message to anyone thinking of illegally parking on his city's streets: by driving over an illegally parked car in a Soviet-era armoured personnel carrier...
    The car that he so demonstrably crushed was bought especially for the exercise and did not belong to an unsuspecting motorist..."

    + a video
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • City dwellers suffer most stress
    "People living in the countryside are less likely to suffer stress and anxiety than city dwellers because their brains are wired differently, a study has found."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

  • Is this the sustainable city of the future?
    "According to a New York design group, this is how tomorrow's metropolis may look – just don't ask how it will work...
    Terreform One, a New York non-profit design group led by 38-year-old architect Mitchell Joachim, offers answers to almost everything to do with cities and sustainability. Its prolific output of ideas includes blimps creeping nose-to-tail around cities, with seats hanging off them just above the ground so that people can jump on and off at will..."

    (guardian.co.uk)

 

  • Queues likely (bonnvoyage.wordpress.com)
    "British people love to queue (or so it seems at least). They form an orderly queue in almost every situation..."