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High Speed, High Rise IELTS Reading Answers
High Speed, High Rise IELTS Reading Answers

High Speed, High Rise IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘High Speed, High Rise’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 26. 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.

High Speed, High Rise

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
14 iv In just 360 hours, a 100-metre-tall tower called the T30 rises from an empty site to overlook Hunan’s Xiang River.
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What it is selling is the world’s first standardized skyscraper and with it, Zhang aims to turn Broad into the McDonald’s of the sustainable building industry.
Paragraph A;

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15 viii built in sections, threaded through each floor module ,Standardized truckloads carry two modules each to the site with the necessary columns, bolts and tools to connect them stacked on top of each other. Once they arrive at the location, each section is lifted by crane directly to the top of the building, In the final step, heavily insulated exterior walls and windows are slotted in by crane. The whole of Paragraph B
16 ii His senior vice-president, Juliet Jiang, says, ‘He made his fortune on boilers. He could have kept doing this business, but … he saw the need for nonelectric air-conditioning.’

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Large air-conditioning (AC) units fueled by natural gas could help companies ease their electricity load, reduce overheads, and enjoy more reliable climate control into the bargain.

Paragraph C;

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17 vi But a couple of events conspired to change his course. Paragraph D;

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18 iii According to Zhang, his buildings will help solve the many problems of the construction industry and what’s more, they will be quicker and cheaper to build. Paragraph E;

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19 factory Pipes and ducts for electricity, water and waste are threaded through each floor module while it is still in the factory. Paragraph B;

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20 flooring/ floor The client’s choice of flooring is also pre-installed on top. Paragraph B;

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21 columns The unique column design has diagonal bracing at each end and tabs that bolt into the floors above and below. Paragraph B;

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22 concrete To reduce the overall weight of the building, it used less concrete in the floors; that in turn enabled it to cut down on structural steel. Paragraph D;

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23 structural revolution When asked why he decided to start a construction company, Zhang replies, ‘It’s not a construction company. It’s a structural revolution Paragraph A;

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24 boilers The company started out as a maker of non- pressurized boilers. Paragraph C;

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25 power shortages Power shortages were becoming a serious obstacle to growth. Paragraph C;

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26 climate control Large air-conditioning (AC) units fueled by natural gas could help companies ease their electricity load, reduce overheads, and enjoy more reliable climate control into the bargain.Today, Broad has units operating in more than 70 countries, Paragraph C;

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