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24. Virgin Hyperloop and The Future of Transportation! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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24. Virgin Hyperloop and The Future of Transportation! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

22 November 2020

On today’s episode I want to look at the future of transport! Virgin Hyperloop trialled their new technology earlier this month, raising a number of questions about how we will move around in the future. Will cars no longer be needed? How will we travel? Is hyperloop the solution? These questions, and more, will be answered on today’s episode of Thinking in English!! Transcript Available!!! - Contact Us!!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary list urban (adj) - relating to towns and cities Over 82% of Texans live in urban areas congested (adj) - to be crowded or blocked; congested road have too much traffic and it is difficult to move Congested roads are normal on holiday weekends To trial (v) - to test something in a formal way to discover how effective or suitable it is We will trial the new drug in several hospitals Pod (n) - a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function The spacecraft has an escape pod for two people vacuum (n) - a space without any gas or other matter in it, or a space from which most of the air or gas has been removed Edison knew that he had to create a vacuum inside the lightbulb levitation (n) - the act of rising or floating, or making someone rise or float, in the air without any physical support Some superheroes have the power of levitation To exceed (v) - To be greater than a number or amount, or to go past an allowed limit The final cost should not exceed $5000 hypothetical (adj) - imagined or suggested but not necessarily real or true Estimated return is based on a hypothetical $1000 investment To project (v) - to calculate an amount or number expected in the future from information already known Government spending is projected to rise by three percent next year Comprehension Questions Q. What speed did this month's hyperloop test reach? A. 107 mph or 172 kmph Q. How long will it take you to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai using hyperloop? A. 12 minutes Q. Who first suggested the idea of hyperloop? A. Elon Musk


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