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Types of road


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a minor road ‘Our sat nav took us on a number of minor roads to get here, so it took us longer than expected.’

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a main road ‘Our offices are located close to the main road between Brighton and Gatwick.’

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a dual carriageway ‘It’s quicker to take the dual carriageway to the port.’

American English = ‘a divided highway’

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a motorway ‘There are long delays on the motorway, so I suggest you take an alternative route.’

American English = ‘a freeway’
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a minor road
‘Our sat nav took us on a number of minor roads to get here, so it took us longer than expected.’

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a main road
‘Our offices are located close to the main road between Brighton and Gatwick.’

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a dual carriageway
‘It’s quicker to take the dual carriageway to the port.’

American English = ‘a divided highway’

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a motorway
‘There are long delays on the motorway, so I suggest you take an alternative route.’

American English = ‘a freeway’

On the motorway


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a central reservation ‘There’s a lot of litter in the central reservation.’

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a hard shoulder ‘I think the car has a flat tyre. I’ll pull onto the hard shoulder.’

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a lane ‘Stay in the left lane at the junction to turn left onto Station Road.’

This is in the sense of a lane on a motorway or dual carriageway. ‘A lane’ is also used for a small road typically in the countryside.

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a motorway service station ‘This is the last motorway service station for thirty miles.’

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a central reservation
‘There’s a lot of litter in the central reservation.’

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a hard shoulder
‘I think the car has a flat tyre. I’ll pull onto the hard shoulder.’

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a lane
‘Stay in the left lane at the junction to turn left onto Station Road.’

This is in the sense of a lane on a motorway or dual carriageway. ‘A lane’ is also used for a small road typically in the countryside.

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a motorway service station
‘This is the last motorway service station for thirty miles.’

Roads


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a cat's eye ‘The fog was pretty bad, but the cat's eyes made it easier to see where the road was.’

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a junction ‘Go straight over the junction then turn right at the petrol station.’

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a one-way street ‘You can’t turn left here - it’s a one-way street.’

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a pedestrian crossing ‘It’s safer to use the pedestrian crossing further down the road.’

This is also known as a ‘pelican crossing’.

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a petrol station ‘Are there any petrol stations near here? I’m running low on petrol.’

American English = ‘a gas station’

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a pothole ‘We hit a pothole on the way here. I think the wheel is damaged.’

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a road sign ‘There are a lot of road signs at the junction, it’s quite confusing.’

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a roundabout ‘Our head office is located just off the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway.’

American English = ‘a traffic circle’

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a slip road ‘Take the slip road onto the motorway.’

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a speed camera ‘There are a number of speed cameras on the dual carriageway.’

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a street light ‘There are no street lights along this stretch of road.’

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traffic lights ‘The traffic lights have stopped working so there are long delays.’

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a zebra crossing ‘The new zebra crossing has made it safer to cross the road.’

American English = ‘a cross walk’
Your score Vocabulary, Audio, Example sentence / notes

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a cat's eye
‘The fog was pretty bad, but the cat's eyes made it easier to see where the road was.’

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a junction
‘Go straight over the junction then turn right at the petrol station.’

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a one-way street
‘You can’t turn left here - it’s a one-way street.’

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a pedestrian crossing
‘It’s safer to use the pedestrian crossing further down the road.’

This is also known as a ‘pelican crossing’.

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a petrol station
‘Are there any petrol stations near here? I’m running low on petrol.’

American English = ‘a gas station’

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a pothole
‘We hit a pothole on the way here. I think the wheel is damaged.’

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a road sign
‘There are a lot of road signs at the junction, it’s quite confusing.’

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a roundabout
‘Our head office is located just off the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway.’

American English = ‘a traffic circle’

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a slip road
‘Take the slip road onto the motorway.’

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a speed camera
‘There are a number of speed cameras on the dual carriageway.’

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a street light
‘There are no street lights along this stretch of road.’

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traffic lights
‘The traffic lights have stopped working so there are long delays.’

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a zebra crossing
‘The new zebra crossing has made it safer to cross the road.’

American English = ‘a cross walk’


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