Miguel from

Pilangosta, Costa Rica

Miguel talks about the protecting the environment.



earn manager environment
savanna reserve (2) nature reserve
put extinction that puts us
province advantage disadvantage
worry compete temperature
species influence savanna
climate threatened in the future
prepare equivalent get to know
enjoy I have time to go for a walk
fauna surround surroundings
preserve about (2) would like/would love
so that amazing equilibrium
plant generation for instance






I’m Miguel Méndez García from Pilangosta in Ojacha Province in Costa Rica. I’m thirty-seven (37).

What do you do for a living?

I work as a manager at the Monte Alto Nature Reserve, and earn the equivalent of about a thousand euros.

What does globalization mean to you?

It’s happening. It’s something we can’t stop. But countries like ours aren’t well prepared for it. That’s puts us in a disadvantage when competing with other countries.

What worries you?

Climate change worries me. The rise in temperature that influences environmental equilibrium. In the future, the many species will be threatened with extinction.

What makes you happy?

I’m happy when I have time to enjoy nature; to go for a walk in the forest and be in beautiful natural surroundings.

What’s your favorite food?

I love seafood. That’s what I like to eat most.

Which country would you like to visit?

I’d like to go somewhere in Africa because of the fauna. I think the fauna of the savannas must be amazing. I’d love to go there.

What do you expect for your future?

I want to continue working to preserve the environment, so that future generations, my daughters for instance, can get to know the many species of plants and animals there.



Costa Rica.
Who is this person? Who is he? What’s his name? How old is he?

Miguel is a farmer. True or false? What is his job or profession? Where does he work?

Guatemala. Is he positive, negative, both or neutral about globalization? What does he think about globalization?

He is worried about money. Is this right or wrong? What worries him?

Do discos, parties and sports cars make Miguel happy?

Is his favorite food hamburgers and hotdogs? His favorite food is……..

El Salvador.
He would like to visit . . . . . . because . . . . . . . .

Colombia. Does Miguel expect to be rich and successful in the future? What does he expect for the future?
Venezuela. What are some nature reserves in your country? What can you see there?

Peru. Are you from Costa Rica? Do you live in Costa Rica? Have you ever been to Costa Rica?

Bolivia. Have you met people from Costa Rica? Who were they? What were they doing?

Ecuador. Describe the climate and geography of Costa Rica.

Uruguay. Describe the economy of Costa Rica. What are its imports and exports?

Brazil. What problems or challenges does Costa Rica face?

Argentina. What the food of Costa Rica like? Describe Costa Rican cuisine.

Chile. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

Paraguay. What comes to mind when you think of Costa Rica? What do you associate with Costa Rica?

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