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Read an announcement about a bike share programme. Then answer questions 71-73.
Starting next week, a new bike share programme will be available in the city centre. Passes are £365 for the year, £15 for a week, and £5 for a day. To sign up for the yearly pass, register online and you will receive a personal key card in the post. You can purchase weekly and daily passes online or at any of our bike stations with a credit or debit card. PIN codes will be provided for these passes.Please note that there is a one-hour time limit on bike usage at all times. After one hour, you will be charged £2 for each additional hour until the bike is returned. Bikes can be returned to any station, as long as there is available docking space. You can check bike or docking space availability on our website or download our app so you can access the information on your mobile phones.We have partnered with several bike shops around town that offer discounts on safety items such as glasses, night lights, and helmets. Please be safe and don’t forget to wear your helmets. Show your bike pass or PIN code for in-store discounts.
Read two flat reviews. Then answer questions 74-76.
B. Thomas (2 days ago)We have been living in the Essex Flats for about six months now. The biggest problem we have are the floors, as you can hear your neighbour’s every step. You will not just hear every step. You can feel it, too! At first we thought they just moved in and the noise would stop once they settle in, but it is never-ending. We finally had to ask our upstairs neighbour to try to be quieter, but she said that she can hear her upstairs neighbour as well. That is when we realised it must be the flooring. I can't work from home, and we can't even sleep because of sudden noises in the middle of the night. Our entire flat shakes. I have lived in various flats throughout the London area, and I have never experienced such constant disruption. Only consider living here if you will be living on the top floor. Otherwise, it’s a nice spacious flat in a convenient location near the town centre.J. Miller (one month ago)Although the bedrooms and living area are quite big, the kitchen is rather small. It’s difficult to move around when there’s more than one person in the room. My roommate and I enjoy cooking together, so this is a problem for us. There's some issue with the car park, and people who park on the lower level have a white substance falling on their cars. The windows don’t quite close completely, so we feel air coming through the cracks. This doesn’t help with our air conditioning and central heating bills. We hear our upstairs neighbours constantly. As if that weren’t enough, we hear our downstairs neighbours as well. I'm currently enjoying the musical tastes of the residents below us. Tonight's selection is Miles Davis’s classic "So What." Needless to say, we are not happy.
Read an article about Tadao Ando. Then answer questions 77-80.
Tadao AndoTadao Ando is a well-known Japanese architect whose style is marked by a clean minimal look. His work can often be recognised by a sense of simplicity and focuses on inner feeling rather than outward appearance. Having been exposed to the religious culture of Buddhism in Japan, Ando became aware of relating architecture to spirituality and nature. In order to practise the idea of simplicity, Ando's architecture is mostly constructed with concrete and just a few other materials such as glass and steel.A remarkable fact about Ando is that he is a self-taught architect. He was first inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright when he saw the Imperial Hotel on a trip to Tokyo in high school. After high school, Ando worked for a brief period as a professional boxer. He eventually decided to leave his boxing career to pursue architecture by taking evening classes to learn drawing and interior design. He visited buildings designed by renowned architects around the world before returning to Osaka in 1968 to establish his own design studio. Despite his self-taught educational background, Ando went on to receive the Pritzker Prize in 1995, widely recognised as architecture’s highest award. He has won other top awards in architecture, including the Praemium Imperiale, the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.Ando has designed everything from homes to churches to museums. Some of his best-known works include the Church of Light in Osaka, the Water Temple in Awaji Island, the Hill of Buddha Temple in Sapporo, and the Punta Della Dogana Museum in Venice. No matter what kind of building he is designing, Ando uses the same approach. To him, each space is a residence that houses a heart and a spirit. His only job is to make that sentiment visible, which has always been his guiding philosophy.