People use different means of transport to travel from one place to another and to transport all the products we need.

Those means of transport can be:


ROAD TRANSPORT

Cars, motorbikes, buses and lorries travel on roads.

Roads can be classified in:

  • Motorways: are wide and long. We use motorways to connect cities.

  • Minor roads: are narrow and small. We use minor roads to connect villages.


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MOTORWAYS ARE WIDE AND LONG
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MINOR ROADS ARE NARROW AND SMALL


RAIL TRANSPORT

Trains and undergrounds travel on tracks.

They are:

  • Clean: they don't pollute.

  • Efficient: they transport lots of people and goods.

  • Fast: they don't get stuck on traffic.


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RAILROAD TRACKS
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TRAINS CAN BE VERY LONG


WATER TRANSPORT

Boats and ships use rivers, lakes, seas or oceans to transport people or goods.

They are:

  • Slow: you can't go very fast on water.

  • Cheap: ships are very big, so you can transport many people and goods at the same time.


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SHIPS CAN TRANSPORT LOTS OF PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS


AIR TRANSPORT

Planes arrive and depart from airports. Airports are outside big cities.

Planes are:

  • Fast: they are the fastest way to transport people and goods over long distances.

  • Very expensive: they spend a lot of petrol on every trip.

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AIRPORTS CONTAIN LOTS OF PLANES



Time for the videos.

On the first video, you'll review the different means of transport types.





On the second video, you will be inside a real airplane cockpit, and you could see what pilots feel when taking off.