Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise.

You should say:
Who or what made the noise?
What was the noise like?
What did you do when you heard the noise?
And how you feel about it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer

Introduction

  • I think there is a lot of noise in India.
  • It is, in fact, hard to find a quiet place.

Who or what made the noise?

  • So, I am going to talk about an occasion when my nephew made a lot of noise.
  • He is just five years old.
  • But he is very fond of bursting crackers.

What was the noise like?

  • During last Diwali, he went shopping for crackers with my dad, and he bought him a lot of crackers.
  • After visiting the Temple/ Gurudwara, when we came back home, he went to the terrace, and for the next hour, we could hear nothing but the sound of crackers.
  • He burst so many crackers.

What did you do when you heard the noise?

  • The noise was deafening, and all the family members couldn’t wait for him to stop.
  • I can’t imagine how my dad tolerated the noise as he was with him outside on the terrace.
  • Rest of us were inside the house, and for us, the inside the house noise the intolerable.
  • I tried to distract myself, but the noise was too much.
  • I didn’t want to spoil my nephew’s mood by telling him to stop either.
  • So, after waiting for half an hour for him to stop, I decided to put on my noise cancelling headphones and watch a movie.
  • My sister had gifted them to me a year ago.

And how you feel about it?

  • That was the day, I actually tested the noise cancelling part.
  • It was amazing. I couldn’t hear anything except the sounds in the movie.
  • My other family members were not so lucky, and they had to tolerate the noise.
  • My dad also decided that day, and there would be no crackers from next Diwali.
  • Crackers not only create noise pollution, but they are also harmful to the environment.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe something or someone that made a lot of noise”.

1. Where can people hear a lot of noise?
People can hear a lot of noise at public places like bus stations, railway stations, malls and so on. Moreover, in big cities, there is a lot of noise on the roads during traffic because of honking. In India, religious places also use loudspeakers, and thus there is a lot of noise there.

2. What may happen when someone listens to very loud music using headphones when they are running or hiking?
I think in the long term, it might cause permanent damage to the ears. Moreover, it may also lead to accidents as people while running might not hear car horns due to loud music. So, I would not consider it to be safe to put on loud music in public places.

3. What can be done to reduce traffic noise?
I think the government can make strict rules about honking, and unnecessarily honking should be considered a traffic violation. Also, car engines start making noise after a few years, so people should be encouraged to replaced car engines after a few years.

4. Do you think the world will be noisier in the future?
On the contrary, I think the world would be quieter because people are becoming less social than before. I think the noise is mainly made in social situations. More and more people are becoming introverted, and thus I think the noise would also reduce for this reason. Also, governments have also made strict rules about noise, and thus noise would reduce in the future.

Some useful vocabulary

nephew
Meaning: a son of one’s brother or sister, or of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law
Example: my nephew made a lot of noise

cracker
Meaning: a decorated paper cylinder which, when pulled apart, makes a sharp noise and releases a small toy or other novelty,a firework that explodes with a sharp noise
Example: he is very fond of bursting crackers

tolerate
Meaning: allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) without interference
Example: I can’t imagine how my dad tolerated the noise as he was with him outside on the terrace

honk
Meaning: make or cause to make a honk.
Example: there is a lot of noise on the roads during traffic because of honking

introvert
Meaning: a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things
Example: people are becoming introverted

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