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Daily English Lesson #41

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Google cofounder’s flying taxi takes to the skies in New Zealand

Google cofounder Larry Page’s flying taxi project is cleared for take off. Kitty Hawk, the Silicon Valley startup backed by Page, said it is building and testing “all-electric vertical take-off and landing products” in New Zealand.  Dubbed “Cora,” the vehicle can “take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane,”. Cora is also self-piloting, can fly faster than 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour) and has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), according to the company. “We are offering a pollution free, emissions free vehicle that flies independently,” Fred Reid, head of Kitty Hawk operations in New Zealand, said in a video posted on the company’s website.

Reading Vocabulary

range – the area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale

Writing 

Question: What do you think about this idea?

Video

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feasible – possible and practical to do easily or conveniently

Picture Vocabulary 

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RUNWAY – a strip of hard ground along which aircraft take off and land.

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