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900 Years: The Restorations Of Westminster Abbey IELTS Reading Answers

900 Years: The Restorations Of Westminster Abbey IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘900 Years: The Restorations Of Westminster Abbey’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 30 – 40. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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30 x The meaning of restoration at Westminster can be vividly illustrated by an unexpected example: the history of the effigy of Queen Elizabeth I. This figure was dismissed for years as a second-rate eighteenth-century copy of the original. Paragraph E;

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31 iv A famous example was the replacement by Bramante of the Early Christian basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome with his Renaissance design, not regarded then as an act of vandalism, but as a restatement of the significance of the building for a new age. Paragraph C;

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32 vii The two pare gave meaning to each other the historical context gave validity to the current works, showing how this process of organic renewal has been present at the Abbey from the start, while the display of work in progress brought vividly to life the physical reality of the works exhibited. Paragraph F;

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33 v Restoration, according to the meaning we give it today as a self-conscious process of repair and reinstatement of earlier features,

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Restoration can also be used in a wider sense to cover a process of renovation whereby the original fabric is replaced to a different design and in a different style, but respecting the meaning and ethos of the building.

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34 B Restoration, according to the meaning we give it today as a self-conscious process of repair and reinstatement of earlier features, only came to the Abbey at the end of the seventeenth century, with the campaign of comprehensive repair devised and carried out by Christopher Wren and his successors. Paragraph B;

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35 C Both its structure and its contents have been changed and changed about, but the identity of the building has never been lost. Paragraph A;

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36 B It is in this way that the replacement of Edward the Confessor’s Romanesque abbey church (11th century) by Henry III (13th century) in the up-to-date Gothic style can be considered as a work of restoration, not as a new building.

 

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37 iv This process of change deserves chronicling as a subject in its own right, Paragraph A;

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38 v This programme of work, covering the entire building both inside and out and setting out deliberately to respect the style of the original structure, was exceptional for its date, not only in England but anywhere in Europe. Paragraph B;

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39 vi Restoration can also be used in a wider sense to cover a process of renovation whereby the original fabric is replaced to a different design and in a different style, but respecting the meaning and ethos of the building. Paragraph C;

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40 ii It is in this way that the replacement of Edward the Confessor’s Romanesque abbey church (11th century) by Henry III (13th century) in the up-to-date Gothic style can be considered as a work of restoration, not as a new building. Paragraph D;

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