1. Are there any parks in your neighborhood? ___________
2. Are there a couple of supermarkets in your neighborhood? _______
3. Is there a Zoo? ________________
4. Are there some bakeries? _______________
What is your neighborhood like?
Talk and write about your neighborhood.
In my neighborhood there is a big park next to my house. There are two supermarkets, Metro and Plaza Vea, they are very near. The bus station is a little bit far.
There are a lot of grocery stores and restaurants. There is an old swimming pool and a church across from my house. The high school is between my house and the bank.
Now, answer these questions according to the reading. Use short answers.
outdoor cafés - drink coffee in the exterior of a café, in the open air, out of doors.
City hall - The building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.
Swimming pool - A structure, often a concrete-lined excavation of rectangular shape, that is filled with water and used for swimming.
bridge - A structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river or roadway.
university - an institution for higher learning with teaching facilities typically including a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
airport - the place you go when you want to travel by plane to another city.
grocery store - it is a retail store that primarily sells food. A crocer is a bulk seller of food. Grocery stores often offer non-perishable food, with some also having frech produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries.
bakery - you can buy fresh bread and cakes here.
bank - you deposit or withdraw/take out your money here. You can cash a cheque.
bookstore - a place where you can buy books and magazines.
bus station - the place you go when you want to travel by bus to another city.
butcher's - they sell fresh meat.
café - you can buy a cup of coffee and cakes or sandwiches.
church - a religious place of worship
court - the place where they have trials and law cases. A judge works here
craft market - a place that sells typical products (normally hand-made) of a region/country.
department store - a large store that sells clothes, household appliances etc. in sections.
cinema/movies - you can see the latest movies here. Many people eat popcorn while they're here.
fire station - the building where firemen keep their equipment including the fire-engine
gas / petrol station - the place you go to put petrol (gas) in your car.
gym - you can do exercises, weight training and keep fit here.
hairdresser's - you go here when you want to cut your hair.
hospital - you go here when you need an operation or someone is going to have a baby.
hotel - where you sleep when you visit another city.
art gallery - you can see paintings and other works of art.
jail / prison - criminals are sent here by a judge for a number of days or years.
laundromat / launderette - a place where you can wash your clothes in coin-operated machines.
library - a place where you can read and borrow books.
museum - you can see many old objects (and sometimes paintings)
pharmacy/drugstore - you can buy medicine and (legal) drugs.
police station - you are taken here when you break the law and are arrested
pub - a place where you can buy a beer or other types alcoholic drinks
park - An area of public land in a city that contains an area of grass where you can rest, play or walk your dog. Sometimes children can play on swings, a slide or a climbing frame here.
restaurant - you go here when you don't want to cook at home. They prepare meals for you.
school - a place where children learn. You normally start school at the age of 5.
Main square - an open area within a city in the shape of a square. It is usually the heart of the city.
supermarket - a large store that sells food, drinks and household items
video store - you rent a movie or a DVD for a couple of days from this place.
jewelry store (dealer or merchandiser) - a firm that sells and buys jewelry
zoo - a place where you can see many types of animals in cages.