TRAVELING IN COSTA RICA.
Costa Rica, the most popular means of transportation were walking, horse,
boat, and oxcart. Then in the late 19th
century railways were built to facilitate the export of the main agricultural
crops, coffee and bananas. Before the
development of railways, transportation was very slow; it could take weeks
for oxcarts to travel from the Central Plateau to the ports. Also since there were no paved roads, it
was very uncomfortable.
in modern Costa Rica is easier, faster and more comfortable. A network of expressways paved and unpaved
roads means that buses, cars and trucks reach almost every community in the
country. People can travel to the
towns and cities to work, to study and to buy things not available in their
local easily. International airlines
take Ticos abroad and bring many tourists, particularly destinations within
transportation has its disadvantages.
The sharp increase in road traffic means that roads, particularly in
and around San Jose are often blocked by traffic jams; pollution is reaching
dangerous, and many people are injured or die in road accidents.
According to the
previous text choose the appropriate alternative to complete the sentences. Write
the complete option that best completes the sentence on the given space.
1) Before the 18th century,
- many of the roads
- man built the
railway to help himself
- the means of
transportation were very slow
- there were many
ports near the communities
2) After the development of railways,
- boats traveled
faster to the ports
- the use of oxcarts
- man could export
banana and coffee easily
- men took two weeks
to travel to the Central Plateau
3) The transportation system in Costa
- has only paved road
- gets to most of the
- is as uncomfortable
and slow as before
- are formed by
walking, horse, boat and ship, nowadays
4) The text says that __.
- Costa Rica has a
well developed transportation system
- there is no way for
people to travel to the nearest town
airlines are not for foreigners
- Tico airlines reach
5) One negative consequence of modern
transportation is the ____.
- easy and fast
- traffic jam in the
- decrease of road
- availability of more