My neighborhood

My neighborhood

What's your neighborhood like?

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.

Yes/no questions

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 hallThe building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.

Swimming poolA 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.
universityan 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.
mall - 

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.

My  neighborhood (comunity) has many important places. There is a ______, a ______, an ______, ...

There are also many stores and restaurants. By the way my favourite restaurant is __________. It is very convinient because it is not expensive. The food is delicious there. I really love it.  

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