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1H 2B 3G 4E 5F 6A

1. H
2. B
3. G
4. E
5. F
6. A

1) Height
2)widht
3) conrete
4) wood
5)succeeded
6) brick

1.H
2.B
3.G
4.E
5.F
6.A

H
B
G
E
F
A

1B
2H
3D
4E
5F
6A

1 H
2 B
3 G
4 E
5 F
6 A

1B
2H
3G
4E
5F
6A

H
B
G
E
F
A

height
width
concrete
wood
succeeded
brick

1.height.
2.width.
3.concrete
4.wood.
5.succeeded.
6.brick.

1. H;
2. B;
3. G;
4. E;
5. F;
6. A.

H B G E F A

1-H
2-B
3-G
4-E
5-F
6-A

1.(H) Higher octagonal structural
2.(B) Wider octagonal dome
3.(G) The dome is a single shell of concrete
4.(E) There was not enough timber
5.(F) His eventual success can be attributed to his technical and mathematical genius
6.(A) Brunelleschi used more than 4 million bricks

1) H
2) B
3) G
4) E
5) F
6) A

H
B
G
E
A
C

1.H
2.B
3.G
4.E
5.F
6.A

B (width),
H (Height),
G (concrete),
E (wood),
F (succeed),
A (brick)

Question: Words in passage are in sequence of Height and Width, whereas in option Width is earlier than Height. So can I write B, H, G, E, F, A for Questions 1,2,3,4,5 or I have to write as H, B, G, E, F, A? (I've seen IN EITHER ORDER in some Cambridge Solutions, but not sure in such case)

1.H
2.B
3.G.
4.E
5.F
6.A

B
H
D
E
F
A

Keyword:
The required structure = required an octagonal
Answer:
1) Height
2) Width

Keyword:
A method = the formula
Support a dome = held the Pantheon dome
Answer:
3) Concrete

Keyword:
Scaffolding could not be used = the use of scaffolding was impractical
An insufficient supply = there was not enough
Answer:
4) Wood

Keyword:
Finally = eventual
Answer:
5) Succeeded

Keyword:
The largest dome in the world = the largest dome in the world

Answer:
6) Brick


H
B
G
E
F
A

1 H
2 B
3 G
4 E
5 F
6 A

1) B. width
2) H. height
3) D. earth
4) C. materials
5) F. succeeded
6) A. brick

1 H
2 B
3 G
4 E
5 F
6 A

H B G E F A

1. H
2. B
3. C
4. E
5. F
6. A

1.H
2.B
3.E
4.G
5.F
6.A

H
B
G
E
F
C

H
B
G
E
F
A

B
H
D
E
F
A

Dear Simon,
First off, heaps of thanks for uploading such a beautiful text here as I,as well as my friends,follow all the tips you share here.Wish to see you once in person in my country or yours to show you our deep honor and reverance.
Wish you best of luck

Our answers:
1-B
2-H
3-G
4-E
5-F
6-A

Three techniques have been applied here:
1-synonymsand close meanings technique: insufficient=not enough/ timber and wood
2- part of speech technique: succeeded/success
3- paraphrasing

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. H / B
2. B / H
3. D (earth - several people got this one wrong!)
4. E
5. F
6. A

...

Thanks for the positive comment Arash!

B H G E F A

Dear Simon,
Thanks for your answer, most of people got question 3 incorrect.
In my opinion, i think it should be C: "materials" in replace for "Soil filled with silver coins". If your answer is earth, i think it's not enough. Please correct me.

H
B
G
E
F
A

H
B
G
E
F
A

Right Answers
1. H
2. B
3. D
4. E
5. F
6. A

Though I eventually learn by seeing above answers, but for 6th, I couldn't understand. Does anybody think that the answer comes out of "the largest masonry"?

1) H 2) B 3) G 4) E 5) F 6) A

Dear Simon,
I would appriciate it if you provide all of us here with a cogent reason and detailed answer on question number 3.

Arash,

Soil (earth) filled with coins held (supported) the dome aloft (up) while the concrete set.

Note: the dome was MADE of concrete, but supported by soil until the concrete dried (set).

Thank oceans Simon. It was a totally tricky question which baffled all of us here and thanks again alot for your elaborate answer. I would say we need to be meticulous in our use of words.

1 H
2 B
3 G
4 E
5 A
6 E

1 H
2 B
3 G
4 E
5 F
6 A

Dear Simon,
I gave answer C:"materials" to the question 3 as it's "Soil filled with coins" that held the dome rather than just soil(earth) itself in my opinion. Could you please give some comments on this, thank you!

Height
Width
Concrete
Wood
Succeeded
Brick

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