Fast Japanese train - level 1

Fast Japanese train - level 1

24-04-2015 07:00

Normal trains have wheels. These wheels move on tracks. However, magnetic trains have no wheels. Magnets move magnetic trains in the air. The train touches nothing – only air. Magnetic trains are fast.

People test a Japanese magnetic train. It sets a new record. Its top speed is 374 miles per hour (602 kilometres per hour).

Nagoya is a Japanese city. It is 173 miles (278 kilometres) from Tokyo. Now, the journey takes 80 minutes. With the new train, the journey can take 40 minutes.

Difficult words: wheel (circle on a car/train/bike for moving), tracks (two lines on a road for trains), journey (a way).

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