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- unveil /uhn-VEYL/
- withstand /with-STAND/
- reform /ri-FAWRM/
- intensely /in-TENS-li/
- instance /IN-stuhns/
[verb] – to show or introduce something new or make it known publicly for the first time
The company will unveil its new products at lower prices.
[verb] – to be strong enough, or not be changed by something, or to oppose a person or thing successfully
This building was designed to withstand strong earthquakes.
[noun] – an improvement, especially in a person’s behaviour or in the structure of something
The healthcare system in the country needs a reform.
[adverb] – extremely or strongly
His strongest criticism is reserved for his brother, whom he disliked intensely.
[noun] – a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
There have already been several instances of violence in the area.
The developers have taken steps to ensure the safety of its passengers even in intensely cold weather conditions, such as adding unique braking and electrical heating systems. “For instance, if the train stops in Harbin (one of China’s coldest cities) for an hour, because of the extremely cold weather, the braking system can easily freeze if it stops moving for a while. The new system will enable the brakes to move from time to time even if the train stops, like a person who stamps his feet to keep warm in cold weather,” said Zhou Song, the director of the China Railway Beijing Group. According to them, there are already 1,036 Fuxing bullet trains operating since 2017 which have handled a combined 827 million passengers trips and have covered 836 million kilometers.
True or False:
- China revealed their newest high-speed bullet trains that can run at speeds of up to 350 miles per hour.
- The train can accommodate 1,080 passengers at a time.
- The exact date of its operation has not been announced yet.
- The director of the China Railway Beijing Group is Zhou Song.
- The Fuxing bullet trains have been in operation for three years.
Situation: You are in front of the class and will discuss public transportation.
Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of public transportation?
- public transportation
Express Your Opinion:
- “Vehicles are one of the best modes of transportation. Relationships are one of the best vehicles of transformation.”
― Kate McGahan
- “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”
― Christian Lous Lange
- “Technology is best when it brings people together.”
― Matt Mullenweg