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What is the main idea of the text?

A free space for everyone.

100

pedestrians

people who walk on the streets.

100

Exhibition Road is described as clutter - free. The article mentions signs and barriers. What other kinds of clutter do streets have?

Traffic signals

Advertising boards

200

What are two characteristics of Exhibition Road?

There are no signs.

There are no permanent barriers.

200

kerbs

a stone or concrete edging to a street or path, pavement

200

Why does the writer describe signs and barriers as hectoring and nannying?

They control and threaten people and treat them like childre.

300

Summarize what Jeremy Dixon states. Use your own words.

It will vary.

300

revamp

new and improved form

300

What does the writer mean when he describes the scheme as counter - intuitive and blueprint?

We wouldn't expect it to work, others should copy the example.

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Summarize what Daniel Moylan states. Use your own words.

400

nannying

overprotective

400

What does Sir Jeremy Dixon mean when he says it's not a free - for - all ?

Drivers don't drive irresponsibly when signs are taken away.

500

Do you think the idea mentioned in the text will work in Ecuador? Support your response with ideas from the text.

It will vary.

500

jigsaw

puzzle

500

What leads motorists to feel that pedestrians are invading their space, according to Daniel Moylan?

That the space belongs to them.

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