Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 1 to 5
Humans have always been searching for quicker and easier ways to get around. About 10,000 years ago, we built canoes made from logs of wood, while on land we started riding horses around 4.000 BC. Roughly 500 years later, we invented the wheel, which led to carts and wagons, and at almost the same time, the Egyptians invented the sailing boat.
Up until the 18th century most people travelled by sailing boat, horse or stagecoach, but in 1769, there was a major breakthrough when the Scottish inventor James Watt invented the steam engine. In 1783, the French inventor Claude de Jouffroy used this to build the first steamboat, and in 1804 the Englishman Richard Trevithick constructed the first steam-powered train. Railways helped carry coal around Britain and were an important part of the Industrial Revolution.
Another major breakthrough came when Karl Benz built the first working car in 1885. Then, in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright built the first aeroplane. These two inventions shaped the 20th century. Over time, cars and plane travel became cheaper so that by the 70s a lot of families owned a car and many were holidaying abroad.
Nowadays, companies are developing self-driving cars and we will soon be able to take trips into space. The fascinating story of transportation continues and who knows how we’ll be getting around in the future.
(Adapted from On Screen B1 by Jenny Dooley and Virginia Evans)
What is the passage mainly about?
Positive Changes to Transportation
Development Trends of Transportation
Key Inventors in Transportation
Impacts of Transportation over Time
Lời giải tham khảo:
Đáp án đúng: A
What is the passage mainly about?: Ý chính của bài là gì?
Positive Changes to Transportation: Những thay đổi tích cực đối với giao thông vận tải
Chọn đáp án A