Imagine a race between the sports car Bugatti Veyron and a Euro Fighter Typhon jet. Who do you think will win the race? Watch the following video, to find out.
After or while you watch the video, decide whether these sentences are true or false.
 
  1. The Bugatti Veyron is called 100.000-horsepower legend by the presenter of the show.
     
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  2. The Euro Fighter Typhoon is described as the most modern, most high-tech dive-fighter on the planet.
     
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  3. The Euro Fighter Typhoon can reach a top-speed of over 1500 miles/hour.
     
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  4. The Euro Fighter Typhoon needs 17 computers to keep it in the air.
     
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  5. The wings of the Euro Fighter Typhoon can take the weight of 5 Volkswagen Golf.
     
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Learn new words about the topics "car" and "air traffic". At the end of each wordlist there is a vocabulary trainer which you can use to practise the new vocabulary.

1. Wordlist

  • car
    • car, cars[ˈkɑː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vehicle with four wheels that you can drive
    • Example:
      • I'll take the car to go to the doctor.
    • in the car(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • She is in the car.
    • get out of the car(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Hurry, get out of the car!
  • driver
    • driver, drivers[ˈdraɪvə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who operates a vehicle, i.e. who drives a car
    • Example:
      • The company sent a driver to pick them up.
  • petrol
    • petrol[ˈpɛtrəl](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • (British) abbreviation of petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, and commonly used as a motor fuel
    • Example:
      • The car ran out of petrol.
  • breakdown
    • breakdown, breakdowns['bɹeɪkdaʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a failure, particularly mechanical
    • Example:
      • We saw a breakdown by the side of the road.
  • tyre
    • tyre, tyres[taɪə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid
    • Example:
      • They'll need four new tyres in the winter.
  • wheel
    • wheel, wheels[wiːl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines
    • Example:
      • They saw a car with three wheels the other day.
  • brake
    • brake, brakes[bɹeɪk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels (then often used in the plural)
    • Example:
      • When she tried to slow down her car, the brakes didn't work.
  • car park
    • car park, car parks[ˈkɑːpɑːk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an outdoor area or a multi-story building where cars may be parked
    • Example:
      • Is there a car park right next to the mall?
  • garage
    • garage, garages[ˈgæˌɹɪdʒ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a building (or section of a building) used to store a car, tools and other miscellaneous items
    • Example:
      • The family plans to build a garage next to their new house.
  • windscreen
    • windscreen, windscreens[ˈwɪnd skriːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a transparent screen made of glass, located at the front of a vehicle in front of its occupants to protect them from the wind and the weather
    • Example:
      • A vandal has just come and smashed our windscreen!
  • tank
    • tank, tanks[tæŋk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a container for the car's petrol
    • Example:
      • Is the tank on the left or on the right side?
  • speedometer
    • speedometer, speedometers[spɪˈdamɘɾɹˌ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device that measures and indicates the current speed of a vehicle
    • Example:
      • Look at the speedometer to see the current speed of the car.
  • bonnet
    • bonnet, bonnets[bɒnət](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the hinged cover over the engine of a car
    • Example:
      • The bonnet won't open!
      • Synonym(s):
        hood
  • exhaust
    • exhaust, exhausts[igˈzost](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
    • Example:
      • The exhaust fell off!
  • headlight
    • headlight, headlights[ˈhedlaɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a bright light, with a lens and reflector, on the front of a motor vehicle, designed to illuminate the road when driving at night
    • Example:
      • One of the headlights is broken.
  • number plate
    • number plate, number plates(noun)
    • Definition:
      • either of a pair of rectangular metal plates, containing a mixture of letters and numbers fixed to the front and rear of a motor car showing that its identity has been registered
    • Example:
      • The number plate in the front is very dirty.
  • accident
    • accident, accidents[ˈæk.sə.dənt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an unrehearsed, sudden, and unexpected event that often results in injury or damage to property
    • Example:
      • The man died in a car accident.
  • wreck
    • wreck, wrecks[ˈɹɛk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • something that has been ruined
    • Example:
      • The car was a wreck after the accident.
  • engine
    • engine, engines['ɛn.dʒin](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device to convert energy into useful mechanical motion
    • Example:
      • Is there a problem with the car's engine?
 

1. Wordlist

  • porter
    • porter, porters[pɔː(r)tə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a carriage used to carry and transport luggage and other objects
    • Example:
      • By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter to carry my luggage.
    • flight, flights[flaɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the act of flying through the air; a journey made by an air craft, e.g. a balloon, plane or space shuttle
    • Example:
      • The flight to Paris leaves at 7 o'clock tonight.
  • waiting room
    • waiting room, waiting rooms(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a room in some public place for people to wait
    • Example:
      • Is there a waiting room at London Heathrow Airport?
  • luggage
    • luggage[ˈlʌgɪdʒ](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the bags and other containers that hold a traveller's belongings and the contents of such containers
    • Example:
      • How many pieces of luggage do you have?
  • runway
    • runway, runways[ˈrʌnweɪ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
    • Example:
      • Their plane has just landed on the runway.
  • escalator
    • escalator, escalators[ˈɛs.kə.leɪ.tə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a motor-driven mechanical device consisting of a continuous loop of steps that automatically conveys people from one floor to another
    • Example:
      • Do you want to take the escalator or the elevator?
  • cockpit
    • cockpit, cockpits(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the space for pilot and crew in a helicopter, aircraft, boat or spacecraft
    • Example:
      • Passengers are not allowed into the cockpit.
  • airport
    • airport, airports[ˈeɪrpɔrt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place where airplanes can take off and land, including one or more runways and one or more passenger terminals
    • Example:
      • Last time they had to book an airport transfer.
  • gate
    • gate, gates[ɡeɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • at the airport a point of entry to the plane
    • Example:
      • Passengers flying to New York, please go to gate 8.
  • plane
    • plane, planes[pleɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a powered heavier-than air aircraft with fixed wings
    • Example:
      • We will go to Florida by plane.
    • on the plane(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We are on the plane to England.
    • get off the plane(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • We will get off the plane in England.
  • jet
    • jet, jets[ˈʤɛt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a class of airplane using jet engines rather than propellors
    • Example:
      • She had never been inside a jet before.
  • pilot
    • pilot, pilots[ˈpīlət](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft/a plane
    • Example:
      • The pilot welcomes the flight passengers.
  • stewardess
    • stewardess, stewardesses[ˈstyoōərdis](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a female flight attendant
    • Example:
      • The stewardess offers drinks.
    • steward, stewards[ˈstyoōərd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a male flight attendant
    • Example:
      • There were two stewards on the plane.
  • terminal
    • terminal, terminals[ˈtərmɪnəl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes
    • Example:
      • Inside the terminal are many gates.
  • helicopter
    • helicopter, helicopters[ˈhɛl.iˌkɒp.tə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an aircraft that is borne along by one or more sets of long rotating blades which allow it to hover, move in any direction including reverse, or land
    • Example:
      • We flew over the city in a helicopter.
 
 

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