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如果汽车能飞路上还会塞车吗?
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再也没有交通堵塞?
An end to traffic-jams?
它是一辆小汽车吗?还是一架飞机?都不是,这是一个两用的 gyrocopter !
Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it's a gyrocopter!
这辆由荷兰公司创造发明的飞行汽车即可以在陆地上行使也可以在空中飞翔。它仅仅需要的是一段柏油路
This Dutch vehicle can be driven on land or flown in the air. All it needs is a strip of tarmac.
如果这个想法成功的话,它说不定可以终止交通堵塞。司机们只需要展开翅膀就可以飞走了。
If the idea catches on, it could put an end to traffic-jams. Motorists would just unfold the wings and off they go.
这家公司已经做了好几次试飞,并在积极的寻找投资伙伴。
Several test flights have been conducted and the company is looking for investors.

 

    tarmac
    铺有柏油的路面
    catches on
    成为时尚,流行

    Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it's a gyrocopter!
    This Dutch vehicle can be driven on land or flown in the air. All it needs is a strip of tarmac.
    If the idea catches on, it could put an end to traffic-jams. Motorists would just unfold the wings and off they go.
    Several test flights have been conducted and the company is looking for investors.

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    tarmac / catches on / unfold / conducted / investors

    1. "When a local gentleman pulled out a tatty bit of paper from the pocket of his wax jacket, I was rather surprised he thought it was something special. When I ________________unfoldedthe paper, I realised that the signatures were written in black ink on the back of the gentleman's birth certificate."

    2. As Spain and Italy's finances have looked more precarious, ________________investors have been worried about whether the eurozone's firewall could cope with more bailouts.

    3. There is very little to like about motorway journeys. Endless black ________________tarmac, blurry white lines and fuzzy green trees.

    4. Outside America the trend was beginning to ________________catch on too. Many of the GIs stationed in Europe and Japan during the war were working-class boys from the Western states. While off duty they wore their jeans proudly as a symbol of home.

    5. The tests were ________________conducted at the request of the European Union to see whether travel disruption could be alleviated.


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