1. Was the first design of the Channel Tunnel proposed in 1851?
2. Had only two projects been considered before the actual tunneling began?
3. Did the construction proceed very quickly?
4. Are double-track railway lines laid down in the running tunnels?
5. Is there a roadway inside the service tunnel?
6. Do the electric trains operate in the Channel Tunnel?
7. Does a typical passenger shuttle consist of 26 wagons?
8. Is the time of crossing the Channel Tunnel 30 minutes?
9. Has each shuttle two electric locomotives coupled in front and at the rear?
10. Can the Tunnel be used for international passenger and freight trains?
I. Перепишите и переведите предложения, обращая внимание на употребление времён группы Continuous (Present, Past, Future) и группы Perfect (Present, Past, Future) в действительном и страдательном залогах. Выпишите сказуемые и укажите их видовременные формы.
1. The locomotive was moving at a high speed when the engine driver saw that the line had been damaged. 2. Boeing’s new airplane is faster and more luxurious than any other vehicles which have ever been produced. 3. When we came to the station the train had already arrived, and the passengers were hurrying to occupy their seats in the carriages. 4. It has been calculated that East Japan Railway Company sells 1,000 ton of tickets annually. These tickets are now being collected and re-used in the manufacture of cardboard and toilet paper.
II. Перепишите и переведите предложения, поставив глагол в нужную форму.
1. The bridge, which (to build – Present Continuous Passive) now, (to use – Future Indefinite Passive) for the movement of both road and railway traffic. 2. The first automatic drivers (to test – Present Perfect Passive) on the underground lines. 3. The movement of trains (to stop – Past Indefinite Passive) on that section of the line because the workers (to replace – Past Continuous Active) the sleepers. 4. The train crew (to inform – Past Indefinite Passive) that the departure time (to change – Past Perfect Passive). 5. Nowadays crossties (to make – Present Indefinite Passive) of wood, concrete, steel, cast-iron; in some countries experiments (to go – Present Continuous Active) on with plastic sleepers.