Authors: Ivan, Aaron, Adrián y Pablo.


Glossary:

Stretched - alargarse /stretʃ/

Outlying - periferico /ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ/
Quickly - rapidamente/ˈkwɪklɪ/
Firm - firme[f3ːm]
Foundation - cimientos/faʊnˈdeɪʃən/
Slabs - losas[slæb]
Gravel - grava /ˈgrævəl/
Arrived - llegar/əˈraɪv/
Journey - trayecto/ˈdʒ3ːnɪ/
Quicker -rapido /kwɪk/

Network-red /ˈnetw3ːk/

Drained-desagüe/dreɪn/

Ditches- cuneta, acequia/dɪtʃ/




Pablo:

Town streets were crowded and very dirty.


People traveled in curtained beds called litters. Ordinary people used stepping-stones to avoid the mud and rubbish underfoot.


Aarón:

Some Roman roads have survived for over 2,000 years!
Each road was made of layers and stones. It was surfaced with stone, slabs or gravel. The centre had a chamber, a curved surface.

Rome's first main road was built in 312BC.
It was called the Via Appia, and it ran from the city of Rome to the port of Brundisium on the south-east coast of Italy.


Adrian:

Roman engineers used tools to help them make accurate surveys.
They made careful plans and took measurements before starting any big building project, such as a new road or city walls.

IVAN:

The city was at the hub of a network of roads that streched for over 85,000 kilometres.They had been built to link outliying parts of the empire to the capital, so that Roma armies or government.


They could not afford to hire horse or a donkey,or cushioned carriage,pulled by oxen.


There were no big lorrries in Roman times!Ships powered by sails and by slaves rowing carried people and cargo across the sea along rivers.


Questions

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People traveled in curtained beds called ...

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