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From the Ted Talk "Ian Firth: Bridges should be beautiful"

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Open Cloze

Bridges can be considered in three convenient categories, depending on the nature of the structural ______ that they _____ as their principal support. So, bending, of course, is the way a beam will ______ — so, beams and bending. Or ___________ is the principal way of operating for an arch. Or for the really long spans you need to go lightweight, as we'll see in a minute, and you'll use tension, cables — suspension _______. And the opportunity for variety is enormous. Engineers have a fantastic scope for innovation and ingenuity and __________ different forms around these types.

Solution

  1. bridges
  2. compression
  3. developing
  4. adopt
  5. system
  6. behave

Original Text

Bridges can be considered in three convenient categories, depending on the nature of the structural system that they adopt as their principal support. So, bending, of course, is the way a beam will behave — so, beams and bending. Or compression is the principal way of operating for an arch. Or for the really long spans you need to go lightweight, as we'll see in a minute, and you'll use tension, cables — suspension bridges. And the opportunity for variety is enormous. Engineers have a fantastic scope for innovation and ingenuity and developing different forms around these types.

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suspension bridge 5
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long span 3

Important Words

  1. adopt
  2. arch
  3. beam
  4. beams
  5. behave
  6. bending
  7. bridges
  8. cables
  9. categories
  10. compression
  11. considered
  12. convenient
  13. depending
  14. developing
  15. engineers
  16. enormous
  17. fantastic
  18. forms
  19. ingenuity
  20. innovation
  21. lightweight
  22. long
  23. minute
  24. nature
  25. operating
  26. opportunity
  27. principal
  28. scope
  29. spans
  30. structural
  31. support
  32. suspension
  33. system
  34. tension
  35. types
  36. variety