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The Bridge that Swayed – IELTS Reading Answers


Answer questions 14-26 based on the given passage.

The Bridge that Swayed

bridge that swayed 1

bridge that swayed 2

bridge that swayed 3

bridge that swayed 4

bridge that swayed 5

bridge that swayed 6

bridge that swayed 7

Answers

The answers to questions 14-26 are given below along with their explanations.

Question Number
Answer
Keywords
Locations of Keywords

14
B
Then it began to sway sideways, just slightly
Para 3, line 6

15
D
Everyone had to stop walking to retain balance 
Para 3, lines 7-8

16
H
center span swaying, 3 inches, second, south span 2 inches, 1.25 seconds
Para 4, lines 4-5

17
E
unconscious tendency for pedestrians to match their footsteps to the sway
Para 5, lines 6-7

18
wind(s)
there was a significant wind blowing 
Para 4, line 5

19
swaying
effects of people walking on swaying platforms 
Para 4, lines 9-10

20
further apart
spreading our legs further apart 
Para 5, lines 4-5

21
footsteps
pedestrians, match, footsteps, sway
Para 5, line 7

22
horizontal forces
horizontal forces, could also, excessive dynamic vibration 
Para 6, lines 2-3

23
upright
have to hold on to the rails
Para 5, last line

24
(engineer designer) Arup
none of these, quantifies the force
Para 7, lines 4-5

25
Imperial College
Imperial College test platform was too short
Para 8, line 4

26
University of Southampton
not accurately replicate forward walking
Para 8, line 6

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