Here’s a list of words related to places in the city, along with their meanings and example sentences:
Meaning: An open, circular, or oval building with a central space for presenting dramatic or sporting events.
Example: The ancient Roman amphitheater in the city center is a popular tourist attraction.
Meaning: A wide street in a city, usually with trees along each side or down the center.
Example: They strolled down the boulevard, enjoying the cool evening air.
Meaning: A restaurant in which customers serve themselves or are served from a counter and pay before eating.
Example: I grabbed a quick lunch at the cafeteria near my office.
Meaning: The central part of a city where there are shops, offices, theaters, etc.
Example: She works downtown and takes the bus to get there every morning.
Meaning: A long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk.
Example: The city’s esplanade is a popular place for joggers and cyclists.
Meaning: A structure from which water is pushed up into the air, often as decoration.
Example: The fountain in the town square was illuminated with colored lights at night.
Meaning: A room or building to display or sell works of art.
Example: We visited an art gallery showcasing contemporary art.
Meaning: An area of water near the coast where ships are kept and are safe from the sea.
Example: The city’s harbor is always bustling with activity, from fishing boats to cargo ships.
Meaning: A place where roads, lines, or tracks cross.
Example: The accident occurred at a busy intersection during rush hour.
Meaning: A point where two or more things are joined or meet.
Example: Turn left at the next junction to get to the shopping mall.
Meaning: A small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc. are sold.
Example: I bought a magazine from a kiosk in the subway station.
Meaning: An easily recognizable structure or feature in an area.
Example: The Eiffel Tower is a famous landmark in Paris.
Meaning: A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.
Example: The museum has an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Meaning: A small space or corner that is inside something.
Example: There’s a quaint little nook in the library where I love to read.
Meaning: A building from which scientists can watch the stars, the weather, etc.
Example: The observatory on the hilltop provides a breathtaking view of the night sky.
Meaning: A public square, marketplace, or similar open space in a built-up area.
Example: The city plaza was decorated for the annual flower festival.
Meaning: A concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into the water for loading and unloading ships.
Example: We watched the ships coming into the quay to unload their cargo.
Meaning: A section of a town or city in which people live.
Example: The residential area was quiet, with tree-lined streets and well-maintained houses.
Meaning: An underground railway system in a city.
Example: She takes the subway to work every day.
Meaning: A building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given.
Example: We saw a wonderful play at the theater last night.
These words and phrases should help in understanding and describing urban environments during the IELTS examination.