IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: Unit 10 - Building Design (WB 4-5.5)

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Word choice

1. Replace the words in bold in the newspaper article with words which have a similar meaning. You will find these words in the grid.

word-choice-unit-10
 

new-residential-development-fails-to-impress
New residential development fails to impress.

Report by our architecture correspondent

The town council has described Victory Mansions, the new block of flats (1………….. ) in the middle   (2 centre  ) of the town as 'an important (3………….  ) addition to the town's residential facilities'. Your correspondent was invited to attend the opening ceremony, which promised to be a really fun (4………….) event.
 
The ceremony itself was a rather downbeat affair. Nobody present was impressed by the building, which didn't look particularly nice (5………….), with its grey concrete facade and rather dated look (6………….  ) . Unfortunately, the initial impression didn't change when we were shown the inside. The rooms were not only small but, thanks to the 'environmentally-friendly sound-proofing' wood (7………….) on the walls, rather dark. The architects had tried to make (8 ………….) a garden place (9…………. ) on the roof, but it was so small that it could probably only comfortably accommodate five or six residents at any one time.
All in all, a big disappointment. And with prices starting at £500,000 for a two-room flat, you would have to be very rich (10 ………….) to even consider living there.

Key vocabulary

2. Complete this passage with the words and phrases from the box.

affordable         construct           construction           demand         design engineers foundations          housing      improve        knock down           steel            tower          blocks

A few years ago, to satisfy the increasing demand  for practical and 2………….  3………….  in my city, the local government decided the best solution would be to 4…………. a lot of the old terraced houses and build 5………….  in their place. At the same time, they decided to 6…………. the city by replacing many of the old-fashioned brick office blocks with modern 7…………. and glass skyscrapers. At great expense, a team of architects and 8…………. were hired to 9…………. and 10…………. a new residential and business estate, and a huge 11…………. programme began. However, as soon as the 12…………. had been laid, the government suddenly announced there was no more money, and the programme stopped.



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