Places in a City - Learn English Vocabulary
There are many places buildings and stores that you will find in a city.
Here are some typical places in a city:
An airport is the place you go when you want to travel by plane to another city or country.
An amusement park is a large outdoor area where people can go on rides
such as rollercoasters and enjoy other entertainment.
A bakery is a place where you can buy fresh bread and cakes
A bank is a place where people deposit or withdraw money.
You can also borrow money from a bank,
A bookstore is a place where you can buy books and magazines.
A bus station is the place you go when you want to travel by bus to another place usually another city.
A butchers is a place that sells fresh meat such as steak and sausages.
A cafe is a place where you can buy a cup of coffee or tea and cakes or sandwiches.
You normally sit down at a table to have these.
A cinema or movie theater is a place where you can see the latest movies.
Many people eat popcorn while they watch the movie.
Movie theater is American English
Court is a place where civil and criminal cases are presented before a judge.
A craft market is normally a temporary event or place
where people sell typical handmade products of a region or country
The dentists or dentists office is the place where people go to take care of their teeth.
Sometimes they have teeth removed or get a filling.
A department store is a large store that sells clothes,
household appliances and other goods in different sections or departments.
A drycleaner's is a place where you take your clothes to be dry cleaned
which means they are cleaned with chemicals instead of water.
A fast-food restaurant is a place where food is served quickly,
typically you can buy burgers, chicken or fries at a fast-food restaurant.
You can eat your meal there or take it away.
A fire station is the building where firefighters keep their equipment
including the fire engine or fire track
florist's is a place where you can buy flowers and sometimes house plants.
A gallery is a place where you can see old and new paintings
as well as other works of art such as sculptures.
A petrol station or gas station
is a place where you go to put gas, also called petrol,
into your car or other vehicle.
Gas station is American English
Petrol station is British English
A greengrocers is a place where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
A gym is a place where people can go to do exercises,
work out and keep fit by using the equipment that is there.
A hairdresser's, sometimes called a hair salon,
is a place where people go to get a haircut or have their hair changed in some way.
Men often go to a barber shop instead of a hairdresser's.
A hardware store is a place where you can buy tools and things you need for construction or home improvement.
A hospital is the place you go when you have an accident,
need an operation, or someone is going to have a baby.
A hotel is a place where you pay for a room to sleep in when you visit another a city.
A library is a quiet place where you can read books or borrow books.
A library has a large collection of books and magazines available.
You can also study at a library.
A museum is a place where people can see many historical objects to learn about the past
as well as other items of cultural interest.
A park is an area of public land in a city that contains an area of grass
where you can rest, play, or walk your dog.
Sometimes a park has a playground for children.
A parking lot is a place where you can leave your car for a period of time, usually while you go shopping.
Parking lot - American English
A pet shop is a place where people can buy pets and pet supplies such as pet food.
A pharmacy or drugstore is a place where you can buy medicine and other health items.
A playground is an outdoor area where children can play on swings, a slide or other equipment.
A police station is the place where police officers work.
You are taken to a police station when you break the law and are arrested.
A post office is a place where you can buy stamps and mail litters or parcels.
A prison is a building where people are sent as punishment for a crime they have committed.
They are sent there by a judge for a number of days or years.
A restaurant is a place where meals are prepared and served to customers.
you can go to a restaurant when you don't want to cook at home,
or to celebrate a special occasion.
A school is a place where teachers help children learn
Children normally start school at the age of five.
A shopping mall, sometimes called a shopping center,
is a very large building that has many stores and usually a food court too.
A stadium is a large place where sports are played.
People usually go to a stadium to watch their favorite team play.
underground station /subway station
A subway station is a place where the subway train or underground train stops to pick up or drop off passengers.
Subway station is American English
Underground station is British English
A supermarket is a self-service store where people buy groceries.
A supermarket generally sells food, drinks and other household products.
A zoo is a place where you can see many types of birds and animals from around the world.
Usually these animals are in cages.
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