Answer for “Airports on water” with explanations

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Answer for “Airports on water” with explanations

Answers Keywords Location Explanation
1 A over 1000 hectares P1, L 9

P2 L1

An island six kilometers long and with a total area of 1248 hectares is being created there.

The new island of Chek Lap Kok….

2 A river delta P1, L The changes in China’s Pearl River delta, however, are more dramatic than these natural fluctuations.
3 B open sea P5, L 2 Kansai was supposed to be built just one kilometer offshore, where the seabed is quite solid. Fishermen protested, and the site was shifted a further five kilometers.
  • offshore= opensea
4 C reclaiming land P 4, L 1 and last sentence The usual way to reclaim land is to pile sand rock on to the seabed………..

Kansai took the first approach; Chek Lap Kok is taking the second.

  • both used same approach just one being first and the other second.
5 B conventional methods P 4, L 14 You can engineer around these problems, or you can engineer them out. Kansai took the first…..
6 runways and taxiways P 9, l 14 Most of the rock will become the foundations for the airport’s runways and its taxiways.
7 terminal building site P 9 L 25 Most of the terminal buildings will be placed above the site of the existing island.
8 sand P9 L 18 The sand dredged from the waters will also be used to provide a two-meter capping layer over the granite platform.
9 stiff clay P 8, Last sentence At the same time, sand was dredged from the waters and piled on top of the layer of stiff clay that the massive dredging had laid bare.
10 & 11 Lantau Islan | Sea Water (in either order) partially protected P last, L 6 The brunt of a typhoon will be deflected by the neighboring island of Lantau; the sea walls should guard against the rest.
  • deflect= avoid/protect
10 & 11 Lantau Islan | Sea Water (in either order) partially protected P last, L 6 The brunt of a typhoon will be deflected by the neighboring island of Lantau; the sea walls should guard against the rest.
  • guard against= avoid/ protect
12 rainfall settlement by P last, L 10 Gentler but more persistent bad weather – the downpours of the summer monsoon – is also being taken into account.
  • downpours= rainfall
13 geotextile prevented, use P last, L 14 A mat-like material called geotextile is being laid across the island to separate the rock and sand layers.

 

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