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DESCRIPTIONAn anthology for the contents covered in academic English for 10th grade Credits: CONED
UNIVERSIDAD ESTATAL A DISTANCIA COLEGIO NACIONAL DE EDUCACIN A
DISTANCIA COORDINACIN ACADMICA
El CONED agradece a HAZEL VIVIANA ALFARO SALAS por la eleccin y presentacin
de los temas de la presente antologa, as como el aporte a la educacin secundaria a distancia.
Las denominaciones empleadas en esta publicacin y la forma en que aparecen presentados los
datos, no implican de parte del CONED o la UNED juicio alguno sobre la condicin jurdica de
personas, pases, territorios, ciudades o de autoridades.
MATERIAL SIN FINES COMERCIALES PARA USO EXCLUSIVO DE
ESTUDIANTES DEL COLEGIO NACIONAL DE EDUCACIN A DISTANCIA
Direccin General: : Clara Vila Santo Domingo
Coordinacin Acadmica: Jssica Ramrez Achoy
Coordinacin Administrativa: Jssica Vega Barrientos
Asistente Coordinacin Acadmica: Jonathan Soto
Coordinacin de Ingls: Olman Alfonso Cantillo Badilla
Telfonos 22-58-22-09 / 22-55-30-42 / 22-21-29-95
Pgina Web: http//www.coned.ac.cr
1. Achievements of our national athletes 4
2. Costa Rican Art, music and
3. Costa Rican typical
4. Holidays and celebrations in Costa Rica with some celebrations in English
Speaking countries..................................................... 74
5. Causes and effects of natural resources
6. Tourist attractions offered by Costa Rican
7. Common illnesses and new diseases and
8. Our Democratic
9. Careers, jobs and
10. Answer key.. 222
11. Bibliography 225
ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR NATIONAL
Making use of new vocabulary and structures encountered in their reading to
respond orally and in writing.
Writing coherently and accurately on a range of factual and imaginative topics.
Identifying the purpose of short messages
Understanding short and factual texts.
Understanding ideas and information in the text through making inferences.
Understanding conceptual meaning.
National athletes: lives and achievements.
Information questions: who, when, where, how fast/long, which, etc.
What sports does ____ play? Are you good at ____?
Whats his/her best ____?
Sports: swimming, diving, archery, canoeing, etc.
National athletes: achievements, biography, etc.
Reporting and describing events.
Asking for and giving information about national athletes, their lives and
Sports and Equipment
Instructions. Match each of the following sports with the correct picture
......skiing .cycling .badminton .fishing
golf .darts .table-tennis .running
diving volleyball .hockey .boxing
horse-riding .motor-racing ...soccer .football
.ice skating basketball .tennis ... baseball
1 2 3 4 5
11 12 13
Can you find the following sporting items in the pictures above? Write down
the correct numbers!
___boxing glove ___helmet ___snorkel ___flippers.
___running track ___baseball bat ___golf club ___skates
___racing car ___hockey stick ___ basketball ___fishing rod
___saddle ___skis ___target ___basket
___net ___shuttlecock ___bicycle ___darts
___basketball ___tennis racket ___table-tennis ___running shoe
___football ___skiing-stick ___horse ___baseball glove
Match the words on the left with the correct definition on the right.
1. score ___person who takes part in a sport or game
2. team ___someone who watches a sporting event
3. amateur ___a person who controls a sports match
4. match ___number of points or goals each team / player has
5. spectator ___someone who plays a sport as a paid job
6. professional ___a large group of peple who watch a sporting event
7. referee ___a group of sportsmen who play together
8. crowd ___an organized game e.g. of football
9. player ___a person who plays a sport for enjoyment, not for
Sports are very important for many people. If you want to express that someone is
nice, fair and a good friend you say,He is a good sport!
Are you sporting / sportive / sporty/ a sportswoman / a sportsman?
What are your favourite kinds of sports? Write a short text about yourself!
How often do you play it? What equipment do you need to play it?
Scuba Diving in Costa Rica
Would you like to try scuba diving? Why or Why not? What animals would you like
to see in the ocean? What do you know about this activity? Look at some
important equipment needed to practice it.
Taken from: http://louisvillediving.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/scuba-diver2.jpg
Read the following information about diving in Costa Rica.
Diving in Costa Rica
The ideal destination for adventure travelers, Costa Rica is filled with plenty to
see and much to do. A tropical haven for those who enjoy the outdoors, this
small country with its magnificent biodiversity is fast becoming one of the
hottest tourist destinations on the planet. Biologically intense on land as well as
underwater, Costa Rica offers nature lovers the perfect environment to view a
plethora of wildlife species in their natural habitat.
One of the best ways to get a first hand glimpse of Costa Ricas stunning
underwater marine life is through a scuba diving tour. Scuba diving is all the
rage in Costa Rica at the moment, with many tour groups and travel agencies
now offering underwater trips and excursions. A number of dive companies are
also found all across the country, and scuba diving facilities in Costa Rica are
now world class. With professional PADI instruction courses as well as top
quality dive shops with equipment rental services, scuba diving here has
reached new heights.
Massive schools of fish, an amazing array of marine life and an ideal water
temperature throughout the year, has meant that scuba diving conditions in
Costa Rica are near perfect. While some of the Pacific Coast of the country
does not have much to offer, as the underwater visibility is quite low; in places
like Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Playa Ocotal, scuba diving is actually
quite good. Here one gets the opportunity to see giant manta rays, swimming
alongside brightly colored tropical fish and sharks.
One of the best scuba diving zones on the Pacific Coast is off Bahia Drake or
Drake Bay. Visit the Isla del Cao and the Isla del Coco off the bay and you will
be treated to some spectacular underwater sights. These two islands have an
abundance of marine life off their coast, where one can encounter sharks,
turtles and many different species fish. The Isla del Cao is said to be the best
place to scuba dive in the country. Home to 18 species of coral, 3 species of
dolphin and 57 different species of crustaceans, this tiny island is the ultimate
scuba diving spot.
On the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, scuba diving is a real treat.
Unfortunately, this area has not been properly developed and the facilities for
scuba diving here are not as good as they are on the Pacific Coast. If you do
get the chance, scuba diving here on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is well
worth your time, as the eastern section of Costa Rica is home to the countrys
only coral reef off the coast of the Parque Nacional Cahuita. Though seriously
damaged by an earthquake in 1991, the reef here is home to over 123 species
of fish, 140 species of mollusk, and 35 species of coral.
Taken from: http://www.govisitcostarica.com/category/outdoorRecreation/divingCompanies.asp
Now, choose the correct answer to complete each stamement.
1. The word pethora in line 5 is a synonim for the word ___________
b. Over abundance
c. Lack of
2. The word stunning on line number 7 is a synonym for the
d. Breath Taking
3. Dive companies can be found ____________________________
a. Everywhere in Costa Rica
b. Only on the Coast
c. Only in the Carebbean
d. Only on Drake Bay
4. To practice diving in Costa Rica you _________________________
a. Must have your own equipment
b. Can rent the necesary equipment
c. Must have an international diploma
d. Should like animals
5. According to some people ____________