Describe Places

This is a suburban town on the outskirts of Tokyo. It is a residential area; there are a lot of houses and apartments. There aren’t many businesses here, but there are some.

This is the urban centre of Tokyo. There are a lot of skyscrapers and other large buildings, and the buildings are densely packed together. There isn’t a lot of space. There aren’t many trees.

This is in the mountains. In the wilderness there are almost no buildings, just mountain huts. There are trees, grass and rocks. There aren’t many people, just animals such as deer and rabbits.

This is by the sea, because my home town, in England, is on the coast. There are birds called kittiwakes which have their nesting grounds here.

I hope this helps you describe places using geographical vocabulary and ‘there’ with ‘be’ and countable and uncountable nouns.

Please leave a photo of a place you like and a comment to describe the place.

Say Different City Names in English


Paris Map by Stefano Creative Commons: Attribution

Some cities have slightly different names in English to the way their names in other languages. Some of these are different pronunciations of the same spelling, such as Paris; others are wildly different, such as Florence and Prague. This week’s podcast teaches you how to say different city names in English. Download the podcast by right-clicking the link below.

6 – City Names in English

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