湖北至重庆新高速路通车 New highway linking Hubei and Chongqing opens to traffic
After almost 3 years of construction(建设), the Wanli highway(高速公路) linking(连接) two mountainous areas(山区) in central and southwest China opened(开通) on Tuesday. The highway reduces(减少) the journey(行程) from 3 hours to just 40 minutes, and hopes to promote tourism and develop commerce in the areas this 96 km long highway passes(通过) through.
The Lichuan-Wanzhou highway, or the Wanli highway, linking Lichuan(利川) City of central China's Hubei Province and Wanzhou(万州) District of southwest China's Chongqing, with a speed limit(限速) of 80 kph began construction in 2014. The 52-kilometer-long Chongqing section was finished in 2016.
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 26, 2017 shows a toll station(收费站) on the Wanzhou-Lichuan highway in Chongqing, southwest China.
[gāo sù gōng lù] 高速公路 highway
[jiàn shè] 建设 construction
[xíng chéng] 行程 journey
[jiǎn shǎo] 减少 reduce
[lián jiē] 连接 link
[kāi tōng] 开通 open
[tōng guò] 通过 pass
重点词汇 Key word:
<动词 v.> lead to; go to
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All roads lead to Rome.
<形容词 adj.> through; open
E.g. Wǒ huànle gǎnmào,bízi bùtōng。
I had a cold and very congested.
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The sentence is ungrammatical and incoherent.
<动词 v.> connect; link
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The two rooms are connected.