English Vocabulary Exercises for A1 – Places

1. Complete the names of these places and match them with the pictures (a-h) below.

t__wn  h__ll   __e

c__r  p__rk   _________

__rp__rt   _________

f__r__st__t__n   _________

g__m _________

sq__r_________

sw__mm_ng  p__l   _________

b__s  st__t__n   _________

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2 car park d 3 airport a 4 fire station g 5 gym c

6 square b 7 swimming pool f 8 bus station h

2. Match the sentences with the places in town below.

bank      cinema      hospital      hotel      library      museum      park     

police station      post office      shopping centre      train station      zoo

1 ‘Hello. I’m Doctor Langton. How is your arm today?’

   ________.

2 ‘Excuse me. I’m looking for a book about the rainforest.’

   ________.

3 ‘The 9.35 from London to York is arriving at platform four.’

   ________.

4 ‘I need to report a crime.’

   ________.

5 ‘Can I have a room for three nights, please?’

   ________.

6 ‘I need to send this letter to Canada, by air.’

   ________.

7 ‘Excuse me. Where are the lions and tigers?’

   ________.

8 ‘Look at that Greek plate. It’s 3,000 years old!’

   ________.

9 ‘I’d like to change some money into euros, please.’

      ________.

10  ‘Be quiet! The film is starting!’

________.

11  ‘Let’s play football, then have a picnic.’

________.

12  ‘You can stay here in the café. I need to go to the clothes shop and then the bookshop.’

      ________.

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1 hospital 2 library 3 train station 4 police station

5 hotel 6 post office 7 zoo  8 museum  9 bank

10 cinema  11 park 12 shopping centre

3. Look at the pictures and listen to the sentences. Are the sentences true or false? Tick the correct answer.

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1a True   False     

b True   False     

c True   False

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2a True   False     

b True   False     

c True   False

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3a True   False     

b True   False     

c True   False

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1 abc2 abc3 abc F

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1

a The hospital is between the car park and the cinema. True or false?

b The park is behind the hospital. True or false?

The car park is next to the cinema. True or false?

2

a The man with the hat is in front of the hotel. True or false?

b The hotel is opposite the train station. True or false?

c The bank is next to the train station. True or false?

3

a The swimming pool is in the park. True or false?

b The town hall is behind the park. True or false?

c The bus station is behind the town hall. True or false?

Extra exercises

1. Match words 1-6 with words a-f to make places in towns and cities.

bus

car

post

shopping

swimming

town

centre

hall

office

park

pool

f   station

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1 F   2 D   3 C   4 A   5 E   6 B

2. Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions of place.

1   There’s a bank o__________ the cinema. You have to cross the road to take some money out.

2   The library is b__________ the museum and the supermarket.

3   The train station is n__________ house. It’s a ten-minute walk.

4   There’s a gym i__________ the hotel. It’s free for guests.

5   There’s a park n__________ t__________ the hospital, on the left.

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1 opposite   2 between   3 near   4 inside   5 next to

3. Complete the definitions.

a big area of water with land all around it __________

a high piece of land that is not as high as a mountain __________

a lot of people together __________

a piece of land used for animals or growing crops __________

a big group of trees __________

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1 lake   2 hill   3 crowd   4 field   5 wood

4. Choose the correct answers.

1 grandparents usually fly to Spain on holiday. They go by coachplanetrain .

2 We often ride to the park at the weekend. We go by motorbikeshipplane .

3 dad always drives to work. He goes by buscarunderground .

4 sister sometimes stays out late on Saturday nights, so she goes home by planeshiptaxi .

5 There’s always a lot of traffic on the roads in the morning, so we go to school by carcoachunderground .

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1 plane   2 motorbike   3 car   4 taxi   5 underground

5. Complete the sentences with the words below.

Africa      Asia      east      Europe      North America      south

France is in __________

Marseille is in the __________ of France and Paris is in the north.

Kenya is in __________

China is in __________

Berlin is in the __________ of Germany and Düsseldorf is in the west.

Canada is in __________

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1 Europe   2 south   3 Africa   4 Asia   5 east   6 North America

6. Complete the directions with the verbs below. You can use one verb more than once.

go      take      turn

_____ over the bridge.

_____ the first left.

_____ past the fire station.

_____ straight on.

_____ left at the crossroads.

_____ along Station Road.

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1 Go   2 Take   3 Go   4 Go   5 Turn   6 Go