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Read the text quickly and choose the correct answers to the questions below. Don’t pay attention to the gaps

Where is the text from?
  a An engineering book about bridges
  b A tourist guidebook
Which is the best title for the text?
  a The Clifton Suspension Bridge
  b Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  The CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE is a (1) __________ bridge which means it doesn’t open or move to allow boats through. It was (2) __________ in the 1830s by one of Britain’s greatest nineteenth-century (3) __________ , Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The bridge was actually (4) __________in the 1860s. (5) __________ analysis of the design shows that many of the ideas are almost (6)__________ . When the bridge opened it was for carriages pulled by horses but 150 years later it carries 12,000 cars and lorries a day, that’s over four million (7) __________ a year.   Strange but true: 1. In 1885 a young woman jumped off the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Her large, fashionable, nineteenth-century skirt acted as a (8) __________ and she landed safely after a 75m fall. She lived into her seventies. 2. The first (9) __________ flew under the bridge in 1911. The last plane was a jet travelling at 720kph in 1957; the (10) __________ crashed the plane and died. * (the text is from: “Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 19, pg.22, ex.2)  

Read the text again and complete the gaps with the words from the box below.

aeroplane built computer designed engineers fixed parachute perfect pilot vehicles

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 19, pg.22, ex.3)

4. Read the text again and find the English equivalents to the following expressions:

- … что означает…

- … он был разработан…

- … он предназначался для…

- … спустя…лет…

- … в день…

- …в год…

- …безопасно приземлилась…

- … до 70 с лишним лет…

- …летевший со скоростью …

Read the text again and decide if the sentences (1-5) are true (T) or false (F).

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a moveable bridge. T F
It was designed and built in the twentieth century. T F
The designer was a famous British engineer. T F
The design of the bridge is very good. T F
Pilots fly under the bridge every day. T F

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 19, pg.22, ex.4)

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