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Look at the text and answer the questions. a Read the introduction of this blogpost and say what the purpose of this article is.  b Can you think of other modes of transportation apart from the ones of the list in exercise 3? 

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It’s time for your newest tips on travel and this week we’ve got all of your transportation needs covered. Whether you prefer four wheels or four legs, this list will get you excited for the next part of your travels after you step off the plane!

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in Costa Rica 1 Zipline  Okay, this is certainly not the usual way to get around town or anything, but zip lining was actually invented in Costa Rica by a graduate student from California. This student was so set on exploring the rainforest canopies, that he used a crossbow to shoot the rope into the branches – like whoa! Once he had access to the upper canopies of the rainforest, he and other scientists were able to study the home of where almost 40 percent of all life on Earth exists! And now you, too, can zip through the upper canopies of the rainforest, waving to the sloths as you pass by. 

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: nothing beats trekking across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco on a camel. And no need to worry about your new four-legged friend breaking down in the middle of the Sahara Desert; camels can withstand changes in body temperature and water consumption that would kill most other animals. In our opinion, that beats any other type of transportation on a hot, desert day!

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The time to ‘go green’ with transportation has never been bigger than it is right now. The Netherlands has been all over this trend for a long time, with almost one-third of Dutch people nationwide now using a bike as their main mode of transport on a daily basis. They even have fietsstraten (bike streets), which are roads where bikes are the primary form of transportation, and cars and motorcycles are only allowed as ‘guests’.

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