**Listening Section 4, Questions 31-40**
**31.** physical and ____ context
题干翻译：物理和 ____ 背景
解题思路： 本题考查的是某项背景。本题可将 context 作为信息定位词。
答案原文：The second thing the architect needs to think about is the context of the building, this includes its physical location, obviously, but it also includes the social meaning of the building, how it relates to the people it's built for.
答案解析：当听到context of the building 时，可知此处开始讨论背景相关信息。随后根据 it also includes the social meaning of the building 中的中心词 social 即可确认此处正确答案为 social。
**32.** On the site of a disused ____
答案原文：The location chosen was a site in a run-down district that has been ignored in previous redevelopment plans. It was occupied by a factory that had been empty for some years.
答案解析：根据 location 可知此处开始讨论地址的相关问题。随后根据 It was occupied by a factory that had been empty for some years 可知此处正确答案为 factory。这道题需要注意的是，在正确答案之前存在一些干扰性的信息，大家注意辨别。
**33.** Beside a ____
题干翻译：在 ____ 旁边
答案原文：The site itself was bordered to the north by a canal.
答案解析：根据 bordered to the north by a canal 可知此处正确答案为 canal。这里考查的是 border to 与 beside 的同义转换。
**34.** It's approached by a ____ for pedestrians
题干翻译：行人经由 ____ 走过来
答案原文: As people approach the entrance, they therefore have to cross over a bridge.
答案解析：根据 As people approach the entrance 可知此处开始讨论相关内容。根据 they therefore have to cross over a bridge 可知此处正确答案为 bridge。
**35.** The building is the shape of a ____
题干翻译：建筑是 ____ 形状
解题思路：本题考查的是建筑的形状，这里应该填入一个名词。本题可将 shape 作为定位词。
答案原文：the initial impression he wanted to create from the shape of the building as a whole was that of a box.
答案解析：根据 shape of the building 可定位到此处，随后根据 as a whole was that of a box 可知此处正确答案为 box。
**36.** One exterior wall acts as a large ____
答案原文：And this flat wall also has another purpose. At night-time, projectors are switched on and it functions as a huge screen, onto which images are projected.
答案解析：根据题目中的 exterior wall 可推测这里还可能涉及到 interior wall，因此需要注意排除干扰信息。根据 functions as a huge screen 可知此处正确答案为 screen。
**37.** the floor is built on huge pads made of ____
题干翻译：地板铺在巨大的用 ____ 制作的衬垫上
解题思路：本题考查衬垫的材料，空格处应填入一个名词。此处可将 floor 作为信息定位词。
答案原文：The floor's supported by ten massive pads. These are constructed from rubber.
答案解析：根据 the floor 可将信息定位到此处。根据 These are constructed from rubber 可知此处正确答案为 rubber。
**38.** the walls are made of local wood and are ____ in shape
题干翻译：这些墙都是用当地的木材制作的，并且做成了 ____ 形状
答案原文：The walls are made of several layers of honey-coloured wood, all sourced from local beech trees. In order to improve the acoustic properties of the auditorium and to amplify the sound, they are not straight, they are curved.
答案解析：这里根据 The walls are made of 可将信息定位到此处。根据 they are not straight, they are curved 可知此处正确答案应为 curved。这道题中需要注意的是，在描述形状之前，还提供了为什么要做成这种形状的原因。因此，大家注意排除不相关信息。
**39.** ceiling panels and ____ on walls allow adjustment of acoustics
题干翻译：天花板和墙上的 ____ 能够调节声音
答案原文：In order to achieve this, there are nine movable panels in the ceiling above the orchestra which are all individually motorized, and the walls also have curtains which can be opened or closed to change the acoustics.
答案解析：根据 panels 可将信息定位到此处。然后根据 walls also have curtains which can be opened or closed to change the acoustics 可判断出此处正确答案为 curtains。
**40.** Some critics say the ____ style of the building is inappropriate
题干翻译：一些批评家声称这栋建筑的 ____ 风格是不合适的
解题思路：本题考查建筑风格，空格处应填入一个形容词。这里描述的是批评家的观点，因此可根据 critics 进行信息定位。
答案原文：However, the evaluation of some critics has been less enthusiastic. In spite of Harrison's efforts to use local materials, they criticise the style of the design as being international rather than local.
答案解析：根据 evaluation of some critics 可将信息定位到这里。随后可根据 they criticise the style of the design as being international rather than local 判断出这里的正确答案为 international。