Choose one of the following transportation vehicles and explain why you think it has changed people’s lives: automobiles, bicycles, airplanes. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
There are a range of different types of transport available to us; the type we choose to use will depend on the purpose for travelling, length of the journey and anyone you may be travelling with. Increasingly cost is becoming a deciding factor in the types of transport we use, especially due to the increase in fuel costs we all wish to avoid. Automobiles
The most popular type of transport, most people use cars daily for short and long journeys. Automobiles have many advantages such as their ease of use and convenience, getting you exactly where you want to be without additional buses, trains or walking needed to get to your final destination. To save money you can carpool with friends or work colleagues when possible. Bicycles Numbers of cyclists are fast increasing as it is a cheap and environmentally friendly method of transport. There are now incentive schemes which businesses can run, making bikes cheaper for their employees who are going to use them to travel to work. The main disadvantage is being exposed to the elements on wet days! Trains
Rail transport is used for both goods and people and is a popular method of public transport. Many towns have a train station but there are still a lot more than don’t which would make travelling by train difficult to get to some destinations and will require further transportation by bus, car or taxi. Shopping around and buying your tickets in advance will help you save money which may make travelling by train more affordable than a car or even bus. Aeroplanes
Domestic travel by air in the UK, thanks to low cost airlines is becoming increasingly popular with many, especially for business trips with lots of advantages making it a relatively simple type of transport to use. Aeroplanes can travel from one city to another in a matter of hours, much faster than bus, car or even train. The main problem many have is the location of the airports and needing to use an additional method of transport to get to and from the airport and your final destination.
What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.