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Towns and cities

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Towns and cities


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a hamlet ‘I live in a hamlet where there are only half a dozen houses.’

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a village ‘I live in a village with a pub, a church, a post office and about 200 houses.’

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a town ‘I live in a small town with a population of around 20,000.’

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a city ‘London is a city in the south east of England, on the banks of the River Thames.’

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a capital city ‘Rome is the capital city of Italy.’

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a hamlet
‘I live in a hamlet where there are only half a dozen houses.’

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a village
‘I live in a village with a pub, a church, a post office and about 200 houses.’

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a town
‘I live in a small town with a population of around 20,000.’

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a city
‘London is a city in the south east of England, on the banks of the River Thames.’

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a capital city
‘Rome is the capital city of Italy.’

Parts of a city


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a city centre ‘She lives close to the city centre.’

American English = ‘center’

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a suburb ‘I live in a suburb of Liverpool.’

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a city centre
‘She lives close to the city centre.’

American English = ‘center’

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a suburb
‘I live in a suburb of Liverpool.’

Places to visit


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a cash machine ‘There’s a cash machine in the supermarket on the corner and another one outside the station.’

Also: ‘an ATM’

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a cinema ‘There are three screens at the cinema.’

American English = ‘movie theater’

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a doctor's surgery ‘The doctor’s surgery is on the left, after the traffic lights.’

American English = ‘a doctor's office’

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an estate agent's ‘I’m going to the estate agent’s to discuss putting my property on the market.’

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a fire station ‘The closest fire station is three miles away.’

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a fish and chip shop ‘There’s a fish and chip shop at the end of the road.’

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a hospital ‘I fell and broke my ankle and had to go to hospital.’

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a market ‘There’s a fruit and vegetable market in the town centre.’

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a police station ‘Someone found my passport and handed it in at the police station.’

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a post office ‘I need to stop off at the post office on the way to buy some envelopes and stamps.’

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a pub ‘We can meet in the pub by the river after lunch to talk through the plans.’

Short form of ‘public house’

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a restaurant ‘A new Italian restaurant has just opened in the town centre.’

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a sports centre ‘The sports centre is opposite the cinema.’

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a theatre ‘We are going to the theatre tonight to see a play that has just opened.’

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a tourist attraction ‘There are many tourist attractions in Paris.’

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a town hall ‘The local government is based in the town hall’

Your score Vocabulary, Audio, Example sentence / notes

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a cash machine
‘There’s a cash machine in the supermarket on the corner and another one outside the station.’

Also: ‘an ATM’

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a cinema
‘There are three screens at the cinema.’

American English = ‘movie theater’

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a doctor's surgery
‘The doctor’s surgery is on the left, after the traffic lights.’

American English = ‘a doctor's office’

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an estate agent's
‘I’m going to the estate agent’s to discuss putting my property on the market.’

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a fire station
‘The closest fire station is three miles away.’

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a fish and chip shop
‘There’s a fish and chip shop at the end of the road.’

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a hospital
‘I fell and broke my ankle and had to go to hospital.’

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a market
‘There’s a fruit and vegetable market in the town centre.’

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a police station
‘Someone found my passport and handed it in at the police station.’

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a post office
‘I need to stop off at the post office on the way to buy some envelopes and stamps.’

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a pub
‘We can meet in the pub by the river after lunch to talk through the plans.’

Short form of ‘public house’

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a restaurant
‘A new Italian restaurant has just opened in the town centre.’

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a sports centre
‘The sports centre is opposite the cinema.’

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a theatre
‘We are going to the theatre tonight to see a play that has just opened.’

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a tourist attraction
‘There are many tourist attractions in Paris.’

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a town hall
‘The local government is based in the town hall’

Other vocabulary


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a mayor ‘Some towns and cities have a mayor.’

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population ‘This city has a population of over a million people.’

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a sightseeing tour ‘We’re going on a sightseeing tour tomorrow.’

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a mayor
‘Some towns and cities have a mayor.’

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population
‘This city has a population of over a million people.’

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a sightseeing tour
‘We’re going on a sightseeing tour tomorrow.’


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