Transportation

1 I am aware that signage will often seem obscure to someone from the US.  Oral directions and landmarks are commonly used, and street names/signs may be scarce.  Asking for directions is a normal part of travel.
2 I am aware that in Spain trains are very important for regional travel, whereas buses, and sometimes trucks, serve that purpose in Latin America.
3 I am aware that public transportation (buses, colectivos, etc.) passes frequently, runs more or less 24 hours a day, and rarely follows a strict schedule.
4 I am aware that most people do not own cars, and those who do often use public transportation for some trips.
5 I am aware that public transportation is the main mode of travel and that many neither have cars nor driver’s training.
6 I am aware that the driving age varies by country (15-18), while a few countries have no legal driving age restrictions.
7 I am aware that in big cities there are trains, subways, fast buses (el Milenio in Bogotá, el Metrobús in México D.F.) to mobilize many thousands of people everyday.

Recursos auténticos:

Modos de transporte
Red Nacional Ferroviaria de España
Metro de la Ciudad de México (PSA bastante cómica)
Vídeo de San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puente a Mallorca” (Los mismos)
Examen
Teleférico de Bolivia (20 mundos)
Micros en Perú (texto y audio, 20 mundos)
Taxis en Venezuela (texto y audio, 20 mundos)
Spanish Learning Lab (4:22)
Cómo llegar a Barcelona (texto)
Direcciones a una boda por autopista (3:37)
Dar direcciones (2:52)
Direcciones a una fiesta (texto, 1:42)
Video ELE (A2) narra direcciones que toma
Cómo tomar el metro en Barcelona (4:37)
Cómo tomar el metro de Santiago (2:27)
Tío Spanish (3:42)
Tutorial de direcciones en Lima (2:18)
Spanish from Spain (2:54)
Vídeo básico con vocabulario y vídeo (ELE, 5:47)

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