People will fly – level 2
A man took off inside a big building in Washington DC. He wore a hydrogen and nitrogen-powered jetpack. This was a part of an event which explores science, technology, culture and the arts.
It’s not the first time jetpacks have taken off. A company in New Zealand developed jetpacks which are going to be commercially available. Governments allowed the company to carry out manned test flights. The company is one step closer to its goal. Over 10,000 people asked the company about the jetpacks as they are interested in buying them. Sadly, the jetpacks won’t be for everybody. They will cost around $150,000.
Difficult words: develop (work on), commercially (people will be able to buy them), carry out (do), manned (with a person).
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- Do the test at Test Languages.
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