Transport of the Future
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This week’s question:
According to the Guinness World Records, in which country has the fastest ever speed of a train been recorded? Is it…
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not unusual; often seen
using a machine to do something instead of a human
the first version of something which can be tested before it is produced in large quantities.
so unbelievable it’s unlikely to happen.
magnetic elevation; a method for moving something
a space that has had all the air and any other gases removed from it
Note: This is not a word for word transcript
Hello I’m Rob and this is 6 Minute English– the show that brings you an interesting topic, authentic listening practice and some vocabulary to help you improve your language skills
And hello, I’m Neil. Our topic today is transport. How do you think you’ll be travelling to work in, say 30 years’ time?
Well, not only will homeworking be more prevalent – that means ‘common’ – but I hope I won’t be working in 30 years’ time!
Good answer! But if we look back and see how transport has changed in the last 30 years, it makes you wonder what the future holds.
Yes, we’ve seen how air travel has become commonplace for many people. Commonplace means ‘not unusual’. And there’s been the development of high-speed train travel. But the main priority has been speed – going faster to make your journeys quicker.
That’s true, and we’ll be discussing some ideas for making transport even faster soon. But let’s not waste any time and speed on to today’s quiz question.
Ah yes, time waits for no one, not even you Neil. So can you answer this question? According to Guinness World Records, in which country has the fastest ever train been recorded? Is it in…