Expressions Quiz: Location

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about Location.

Read each sentence and choose the answer with the closest meaning to the words in italics.

1. The kids are playing with their friends next door.

in the next room
in the next neighbourhood
in the house next to ours
a) in the next room b) in the next neighbourhood c) in the house next to ours

2. The school is a stone's throw from our apartment.

right behind
very close to
very far from
a) right behind b) very close to c) very far from

3. The bank is right across from the police station.

directly opposite
on the same street as
across town from
a) directly opposite b) on the same street as c) across town from

4. The beach is ten miles from town as the crow flies, and twenty miles by road.

in a zigzag line
in a straight line
in a direct flight
a) in a zigzag line b) in a straight line c) in a direct flight

5. If you rent our house, Bangkok's biggest market will be on your doorstep.

right nearby
right in front
in the next district
a) right nearby b) right in front c) in the next district

6. If it's off the beaten track, would you still want to go there?

it's difficult to get to
nobody lives there
tourists don't go there
a) it's difficult to get to b) nobody lives there c) tourists don't go there

7. They're staying in a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

far from a town or city
in a place with no name
in a secret location
a) far from a town or city b) in a place with no name c) in a secret location

8. You can find interesting places in every corner of the city.

near every intersection
on all the corners
in every part
a) near every intersection b) on all the corners c) in every part

9. The house is located on a one-way street.

a street with all traffic going one way
a street with no way out at one end
a street wide enough for one car only
a) a street with all traffic going one way b) a street with no way out at one end c) a street wide enough for one car only

10. You don't want a shop in a dead-end street, do you?

a quiet street with little traffic
a street with no way out at one end
a street that has many accidents
a) a quiet street with little traffic b) a street with no way out at one end c) a street that has many accidents

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.

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