|German ICE train|
Today we are going to talk about high speed trains, also known as bullet trains. In Japan we call these trains 新幹線 shinkansen. Germany, France, China and some other countries also have high speed trains. Look at the picture on the left. In the picture on the left you can see a German Inner City Express (ICE) train. I took the picture when I was travelling in Germany.
Before we begin reading, let's study some vocabulary. Please click the link: Cross Cultural Awareness and English 2 Vocabulary Flashcards.