Electric Planes – level 1

04-10-2017 07:00

EasyJet is a British airline. It wants to have electric planes. It has a small plane already. It fits only 2 people. It plans to build a bigger electric plane in 10 years. This prototype can fit 120 people.

The prototype will not fly very far. However, 20% of EasyJet’s flights are short.

Electric planes can be 10% cheaper for EasyJet. They are 50% quieter, too.

Difficult words: airline (a business which has aeroplanes and flies people), prototype (a thing which is for testing), will (‘in the future’).

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