Train from China to England – level 2
A train arrived in the UK from China after completing its 18-day trip. It became the first direct train from the Asian country to England. It carried 34 containers packed with mainly clothing and other goods.
The train travelled an amazing 7456 miles and went through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before it finally entered the UK.
People hope that the China railway train will become a cheap and time-saving way of transporting goods between China and the UK. The train is cheaper than travelling by air and faster than travelling by sea. People expect that the trains will travel every week because there is need for this kind of transporting.
A crowd was waiting to welcome this first, but definitely not last, train of its kind.
Difficult words: time-saving (spending less time), crowd (big group of people).
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