IELTS Listening Practice Test 16


IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.
Use ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

DESIGNING A PUBLIC BUILDING:
THE TAYLOR CONCERT HALL

Introduction
The designer of a public building may need to consider the building’s
– function
– physical and 31 context
– symbolic meaning

Location and concept of the Concert Hall
On the site of a disused 32
Beside a 33
The design is based on the concept of a mystery

Building design
It’s approached by a 34 for pedestrians
The building is in the shape of a 35
One exterior wall acts as a large 36

In the auditorium
– the floor is built on huge pads made of 37
– the walls are made of local wood and are 38 in shape
– ceiling panels and 39 on walls allow adjustment of acoustics

Evaluation
Some critics say the 40 style of the building is inappropriate.

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