Fast Japanese train – level 1
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).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you have fast trains in your country, too?
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