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Learn English with this roadwork English lesson

Date: May 02 2018

Themes: Travel


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There’s no question: roadwork is frustrating!

Whether it’s because of regular maintenance or keeping a new road in pristine condition, traffic is never fun. Sometimes you can find another route when there’s roadwork for a few days or weeks. Other times, it’s impossible to avoid.

Find out how Gary gets around roadwork in today’s English lesson about driving.


pristine condition n.


Example I dropped my old phone all the time, but my new smartphone is in pristine condition.

frustrating adj.


Example Waiting in line can be a very frustrating experience.

route n.


Example We planned our cross country trip route very carefully so that we could visit all 48 states.

avoid v.


Example I avoid smoky bars because I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke.

maintenance n.


Example I'm pretty good at car maintenance. I give mine an oil change every two months.

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How much roadwork happens where you live? Can you plan a different route ahead of time, or do you always get stuck in traffic?


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txbluebeeSuper Member!

United States

I hate traffic! Before I go out, I always check google map first to find the faster route to get me to the destination. However, it’s difficult to avoid unexpected accidents or roadworks sometimes. 

03:41 PM May 02 2018 |




Jakarta is the capital of my country and you know it’s no 1 the city with terrible roadwork. Traffic jam everywhere, I think it’s because there are many people who have their own car, and public transportation is not work well. Luckily I don’t live there.

02:03 PM Feb 06 2015 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

we sometimes see the roadwork in our area

08:04 AM Apr 28 2014 |




we all sicj from road maintenance , it’s really  driving me crazy 

02:19 PM Apr 23 2014 |

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In China , the roadword happen worse. not only more and more vehicle are sold, but also the road is poor quality, need to be maintenced  frequently.

12:44 PM Apr 23 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Sometimes , we are in a hurry for doing our task and time is of importance or of the essence and we don’t think about unanticipated issues which take our time for instance the road worker that causes to traffic jam  ahead of us .I feel anxious about it and trying to change my route for getting to my destination but we should accept where our road goes or each things that is used by persons needs maintenance one other hand  sb or group are responsible for repairing must start work in the best time which people aren’t very involved.

11:08 AM Apr 23 2014 |

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