Fast Japanese train – level 2

24-04-2015 07:00

Magnetic trains can go really fast. Electrically charged magnets lift and move them. These magnets are around 4 inches (10 centimetres) above the tracks.

Japan’s maglev train broke its own world record. The seven-car levitation train hit a top speed of 374 miles per hour (602 kilometres per hour) in a test run near Mount Fuji.

Japan wants to introduce the service between Tokyo and the central city of Nagoya by 2027. The 173-mile journey (278 kilometres) would take only about 40 minutes.

Difficult words: charged (powered), levitation train (a train which levitates – moves in the air; does not touch anything), introduce (to start offering a service/product for the first time).

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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