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The Beam-Operated Traffic System IELTS Reading Answers

The Beam-Operated Traffic System IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Beam-Operated Traffic System’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 12. 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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Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 Electrified does away with tarred roads and independently controlled vehicles, and replaces them with innumerable small carriages suspended from electrified rails Section ii;

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2 computer The entire system would be computer-controlled and operate without human intervention. Section ii;

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3 Beam operated traffic The Beam-Operated Traffic System, proposed by a group of Swedish engineers, does away with tarred roads Section ii;

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4 roads A city relieved of roads carrying fast-moving cars and trucks can be given over to pedestrians and cyclists who can walk or pedal as far as they wish before hailing a quickly approaching beam-operated car. Section v;

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5 C The Beam-Operated Traffic System, proposed by a group of Swedish engineers, does away with tarred roads and independently controlled vehicles, and replaces them with innumerable small carriages suspended from electrified rails along a vast interconnected web of steel beams crisscrossing the skyline. Section ii;

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6 I In addition, they help keep polluted air out of cities and restrict it to the point of origin where it can be more easily dealt with. Furthermore, electric motors are typically 90% efficient, compared to internal combustion engines, which are at most 30% efficient. Section iii;

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7 B A relatively high traffic throughput can be maintained – automated systems can react faster than can human drivers – and the increased speed of movement is expected to compensate for loss of privacy. Section iv;

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8 H The Beam-Operated Traffic System, on the other hand, provides a complete solution to city transportation. Section v;

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9 A Since traffic will be designated an area high above the ground, human activities can take place below the transit system in complete safety, Section vi;

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10 NS A relatively high traffic throughput can be maintained – automated systems can react faster than can human drivers – and the increased speed of movement is expected to compensate for loss of privacy. Section iv;

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11 S Tunnels carrying beamed traffic will have a narrower cross-sectional diameter and can be dug at less depth than existing tunnels, further reducing costs. Section vii;

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12 S Video camera surveillance is a possible answer to vandalism, Objections;

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