Places in the City

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  1. office building /ˈɒfɪs ˈbɪldɪŋ/
  2. lobby /ˈlɒbi/
  3. corner /ˈkɔːnə(r)/
  4. crosswalk /ˈkrɒswɔːk/
  5. department store /dɪˈpɑːtmənt stɔː(r)/
  6. bakery /ˈbeɪk(ə)ri/
  7. public telephone /ˈpʌblɪk ˈtelɪfəʊn/
  8. street sign /striːt saɪn/
  9. post office /pəʊst ˈɒfɪs/
  10. traffic cop /ˈtræfɪk kɒp/
  11. intersection /ˌɪntəˈsekʃ(ə)n/
  12. pedestrian /pɪˈdestriən/
  13. bus stop /bʌs stɒp/
  14. bench /bentʃ/
  15. trash basket /træʃ ˈbɑːskɪt/
  16. subway station /ˈsʌbweɪ ˈsteɪʃən/
  17. elevator /ˈelɪveɪt(ə)r/
  18. bookstore /ˈbʊkstɔː(r)/
  19. parking garage /ˈpɑːkɪŋ ɡəˈrɑːʒ/
  20. parking meter /ˈpɑːkɪŋ ˈmiːtə(r)/
  21. traffic light /ˈtræfɪk laɪt/
  22. drugstore /ˈdrʌɡstɔː(r)/
  23. apartment house /əˈpɑːtmənt haʊs/
  24. building number /ˈbɪldɪŋ ˈnʌmbə(r)/
  25. sidewalk /ˈsaɪdwɔːk/
  26. curb /kɜːb/
  27. baby carriage /ˈbeɪbi ˈkærɪdʒ/
  28. fruit and vegetable market /fruːt ən ˈvedʒtəbl ˈmɑːkɪt/
  29. streetlight /ˈstriːt.laɪt/
  30. newsstand /ˈnuːz.stænd/
  31. street /striːt/
  32. manhole /ˈmæn.hoʊl/

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Exercise 1. Which places do you see in the pictures below?

Exercise 2. Choose the right word to complete the sentences:

a) I work in this parking meter/office building/curb.

b) This is my apartment house/elevator/sidewalk.

c) Do you know how to use the parking meter/pedestrian/traffic cop?

d) I buy medicines in a manhole/fruit and vegetable market/drugstore.

e) Where is your car? – In the parking meter/parking garage/lobby.

f) I often buy newspapers and magazines from the newsstand/subway station/intersection.

g) This is a very busy streetlight/traffic light/intersection. 

h) I buy bread in this bookstore/drugstore/bakery.

Exercise 3. Ask and answer questions based on the pictures:

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  1. restaurant /ˈres.tə.rɑːnt/
  2. bank /bæŋk/
  3. supermarket /ˈsuː.pəˌmɑː.kɪt/
  4. library /ˈlaɪ.brer.i/
  5. park /pɑː(r)k/
  6. movie theater /ˈmuː.vi ˈθɪə.tər/
  7. post office /pəʊst ˈɒfɪs/
  8. zoo /zuː/
  9. hospital /ˈhɒspɪt(ə)l/

Answer the questions:

  • Where do you buy fruit and vegetables?
  • Where do you buy bread and cakes?
  • Where do you buy medicines?
  • Where can you have a picnic?
  • Where can you see lions, monkeys and tigers?
  • Where can you watch a new film?
  • Where can you borrow books?
  • Where can you send a parcel?
  • Where can you keep your money or borrow money?
  • Where do stay if you need care from doctors and nurses?

The Present Simple: here.

Prepositions of Place: here.

Materials used: “New Side by Side international edition book 1” by S.J.Molinsky and B.Bliss, “The New Oxford Picture Dictionary” by E.C.Parnwell

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