Read the text "The first trains".
Trains have been around much longer than cars or trucks. The first train used in the United States was made in England. It was brought to the U.S. in 1829. Because it was light green, it was nicknamed the Grasshopper. Unlike a real grasshopper, this train was not fast. It only went 10 miles an hour.
That same year, another train was built by an American. Compared to the Grasshopper, the American train was fast. It went 30 miles an hour. People were amazed. This train was called the Rocket. Can you guess why?
Fill in the phrases:
1. have much longer than
2. real grasshopper, this was not fast
3. the Grasshopper, the train was fast
Reading Comprehension.- American Education Publishing: Greensboro, USA, 32c.