LISTENING

BUILDING PERMIT, THE NECESSARY DOCUMENT

15 Listen to Paul Dalton, a teacher of Building Construction in a Technical High School in Bristol, talking about the importance of a building permit. Then decide if the sentences are true or false.


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1. A building permit is necessary
to start construction work on new
buildings and for remodelling work
on old buildings.


2. You are not allowed to build structures
without a building permit.


3. A building permit does not deal
with the safety of workers on
the construction yard.


4. If you want to sell your house
in the future, a building permit
is not necessary.


5. You can get information about
a building permit through your
city’s website.


6. Your local government decides
about the period of validity of
a building permit.


7. When you get a building permit,
you have a lot of time to start
the construction work.


8. The purpose of the final inspection
is to check if a new permit is required.


16 This is an abstract of the listening text above. Fill in the gaps with the words from the box below.


construction • document • house • inspection • property • remodelling • safety • website


A building permit is the indispensable 1. ........................................... that is required before constructing any building or 2. ........................................... an old one. Having a proper building permit ensures the 3. ........................................... of workers and the compliance of the 4. ........................................... to local building standards. A lack of the building permit may create troubles to the 5. ........................................... owner who is not allowed to sell the 6. ........................................... without it. Useful information can be easily found on your city’s 7. ............................................ It is important to schedule the construction time and the final 8. ..........................................., otherwise you might be required to get an entirely new permit.

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