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Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:52:24 AM

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I have problem with 8.

The answer key is "on your left".

But on our left is the gas station. The library is behind the museum.

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Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:55:53 AM

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7. The bus stop is in front of the park.

Why is it "in front of", but not "next to" or "behind"?

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thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:56:02 AM

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Well, it is to the left - and then left and left again.
But I agree, it is just a mistake.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:00:05 AM

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thar wrote:
Well, it is to the left - and then left and left again.
But I agree, it is just a mistake.


How would you describe it correctly?



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Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:02:51 AM

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When you come out of the museum, the library is three times on your left.

Correct?

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thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:05:12 AM

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Atatürk wrote:
thar wrote:
Well, it is to the left - and then left and left again.
But I agree, it is just a mistake.


How would you describe it correctly?



Well, assuming the buildings each face their road, you could say it a few ways.
The library is behind the museum.
That is not useful if you want to get from one to the other - you either find a rear exit from the museum, or, as I jokingly said, you turn left, then left at the crossroads, then first left and it is on your left!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:12:58 AM

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Yes - there is no "given phrase" in the problem which describes #8.
The bus-stop could be 'just outside the park', 'next to the park' or 'in front of the park'.
Usually, you would describe things considering that the main road is at the "front" - so the park has two possible 'fronts'. One is opposite the cinema and one opposite the sports centre. I think "in front of the park" is a good description for the bus-stop.

The way I see the map, the Museum and the Library are on parallel roads (the two west-bound roads).

I would say "When you come out of the Museum, the Library is behind you on the next road."

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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 2:06:27 PM

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Thank you very much.

I tried to write a complete description of the map to make sure I can use the right language. Could you point out my mistakes and offer some correct alternatives, please?

The map outlines the different places located in a specific region of a city. Overall, two roads, crossing at the center of the area, divide the region into four separate parts.
On the top-left side of the region, there are four major buildings: a library, theatre, museum, and a gas station. At the top part of this section, the library and theatre are next to each other with some space in between. In front of the library, there is a museum next to which there can be seen a gas station attaching to the road.
Across that road, in the southern part of the region, the only building is a cinema. On the other side of the road, on the down-right hand corner, we can see a large park in front of which locates a bus station. Finally, on the top-right hand corner, there are four main facilities, three of which are located from top to down in one line: the café, post office, and hotel. Opposite the hotel there is a sports center.


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Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:29:25 PM

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Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:57:40 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
Thank you very much.

I tried to write a complete description of the map to make sure I can use the right language. Could you point out my mistakes and offer some correct alternatives, please?

The map outlines the different places located in a specific region of a city. Overall, two roads cross at the center of the area, dividing the region into four separate quadrants.
In the upper left quadrant, there are four major buildings: a library, theatre, museum, and a gas station. As you look at the upper left corner of this quadrant, there is a library with a theatre located to its left. Below the library, there is a museum with a gas station to its left.

In the lower left quadrant, the only building filling it
is a cinema.

In the lower right quadrant, a large park with a bus station (bus stop U.S.) along the upper edge, fronting the road.

Finally, in the upper right quadrant, there are four main facilities, three of which are located along the left side. From top to bottom, they are: the café, post office, and hotel. On the hotel's left is a sports center.


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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:35:15 AM

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Thanks a million.

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Romany
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:46:39 AM
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Ataturk -

Now the question is answered there's one other thing.

"Problem" is a noun. So it must take an article: Your heading should be written as "I have a problem."
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