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Listening comprehension

How does the speaker describe Beijing?


How much steel is used for the construction?
How many running tracks could be made out of it?
How many rugby pitches could be made out of the plastic?
What is the diameter of the plastic cushions?
Which is thicker: a penny or the plastic?
A penny
The plastic

Write in the missing words in the following part.


Officially its called the National____________Centre but in the world of
____________-architecture it is known as the Water Cube. Its a fantastic
honeycomb that looks as____________and fragile as a tinker____________.
But in reality it weighs six and a____________thousand tons, thats almost as
heavy as all the____________in the Eiffel Tower.
And inside these walls and ceiling nothing but____________. There is nothing
else like it. Who____________up with this amazing building?

Tick the jobs which are NOT mentioned?


architect
engineering team leader
engineer

bricklayer

structure

fire fighter

fire engineer

rigger

builder

building modeller

environmentalist
environmental engineer

project manager

Which adjective doesnt the speaker use for describing the visions
of the engineering team?

extraordinary
astonishing
original
apparently impossible