Fast Train in China – level 2

27-09-2018 07:00

Hong Kong opened a new high-speed train that connects Hong Kong to Shenzen and cuts the journey by 45 minutes. The new system cost 10 billion US dollars, took eight years to complete and will carry 80,000 passengers daily.

The new system provoked protests outside the station, as some people are worried about Beijing’s increasing influence in the Hong Kong region.

Difficult words: journey (a long trip), provoke (cause), increasing (getting bigger and bigger), influence (power).

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