Sunday, February 27, 2011

Architecure English - Engineering English

D. Writing

Task 1: Read the text under ‘Speaking’. When constructing or
building any structure you need a plan (called the blue
print) and very clear instructions to go with it. Work
with a partner and write down a ‘check list’ to help you
when you write an instruction manual.

e.g. First make a blue print.
Then …..
etc.. etc.

E. Vocabulary

Task 1:
Fill in the blank spaces with the appropriate word from
the two given:

1. The lower part of a wall, which is treated differently from the
remainder is the ……… (dado / dodo)
2. The parts that project from the wall are called ….. (eves/eaves)
3.A window with a recess or one which projects from the wall is
a …………….. (bay / boy) window.
4. The rectangular cross section of wood, placed in a building to support
load between two points is the …….. (bean / beam).
5. In a building, a vertical support consisting of a base, cylindrical
shaft and capital is called a ……… (colon / column).
6. A long member of concrete / steel driven into the ground to
provide foundation for the building is called the ….. (pile /

Task 2: What do the following items have in common?

Putty - concrete - bitumen - mortar
How are they used? (Refer to the glossary, if you don’t know.)

Task 3: Refer to the glossary and find words that name the
different parts of a building. (Find at least five.)

F. Extensive reading

Read the two given poems aloud. Work in pairs. What are the
poems about?


Not magnitude, not lavishness,
But Form ……….. the Site;
Not innovating wilfulness,
But reverence for the archetype.
The lines of the nearest wall
Diminish in perspective
Forms become planes
Planes become lines
Lines, continuous points,
And points are nothing far away............
The form disappears
Vacancy flow seamlessly
From within to without
In Silence.

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