have you ever had a bad experience with noise pollution, perhaps when you were trying to study or had a headache ? Think about some of these bad experiences and share them with a partner.
 read these statements. Try to predict the kind of information that is missing. Then listen to the radio programme and complete the notes with one or two words. (a)Loud music at a rock concert is for the audience but even quiet music at 2 oclock in the morning is of someone trying to sleep. (b) Noise pollution can be defined as any sound that our daily lives or makes us feel. (c) Noise pollution is generally only a problem in areas. (d) Noise pollution in cities is caused by, and. (e) Television sets,, and can all be sources of noise pollution.
(f) Noise pollution can have effects. (g) Noise pollution can damage our. (h) Noise pollution can increase and can cause us to feel and. (i)Noise pollution can also stop us from properly (j). Noise pollution can have as on now well we concentrate at work and can therefore affect. Answers: 1.enjoyable,very annoying 2.interrupts, uncomfortable 3.Urban 4.industrialization,transport,large urban populations 5.stereosystems, air conditioners,pets 6.Very serious 7.hearing 8.Stress levels,impatient,unhappy 9.Sleeping 10.significant impact,productivity
 listen to the second part of the radio programme. Take notes on the following: * necessity for noise control * noise control measures * individual noise control efforts Work in pairs and compare your notes, did you miss any Important information?
 read the report quickly and matchsections A-D with these heading. 1 positive comments 2 conclusion 3 negative facts 4 aims of the report CDBACDBA
 complete the report with the following linking words and expressions. to sum up for example as a result however in addition moreover although in this way according to
Subject: noise pollution and nose control measures in china. date:23.09.04 A: this report aims to assess the current and future levels of noise pollution in china and to consider appropriate control measures. B: (1) a report by the world health organisation, techn ological advancements.increasing industrialisation and ri sing populations mean that noise pollution is becoming a serious problem all over the world, with her large populat ion, this is a serious problem facing china. (2),(3) there is very little noise pollution in china rural areas, the average noise pollution level in th e streets of chinas urban areas is as high as 70 decibels.
C: global levels of noise pollution are actually on the increase. (4),we can be optimistic about chinas future,the chinese government has implemented several noise control plans and (5) noise pollution levels have improved considerably in the last 15 years. In fact, average urban noise pollution levels have decreased by 3 decibels since 1980. furthermore, with continued efforts, the gover nment hopes to further reduce noise pollution levels. a) A special fund will e set up to deal with road noise pollu tion in all major cities. b) A new regulation, to be implemented in the near future, will impose afee on businesses that create noise. c) New schools, hospitals and residential areas will be built away from main roads and industrial areas that create hig h levels of noise. (6) buildings facing main roads wil l have special soundproof windows
D: (7), there have been impressive improvements in noise pollutioncontrol in china in the last 15 years. (8), with new regulations and urban planning, noise pollution levels should continue to drop. (9),china could become one of the least noise-poll uted countries in asia. ANSWERS: 1.According to 2.For example 3.although 4.However 5.as a result 6.In addition 7.To sum up 8.Morever 9.In this way
 you can avoid repetition in a report by using synonyms. find words and expressions which are similar to there. implemented, regulations, current, appropriate, all over the world, rural areas, optimistic
Answers: Implemented: put…iinto practice, tllk action Regulations: rules, laws, Current: present Appropriate: proper, suitable All over the world: worldwide Rural areas: countryside Optimistic: hopeful
 rewrite this paragraph. Do not repeat the words job or company (underlined). Linstead use: Firm, profession, business, post, work,corporation, multinational Employment When people ask me about my job I say that I have two;my job is a lawyer but I am also a poet. I love my job as a lawyer but I write poetry in my spare time. My first job was for a big company with offices all over the world. However, I dont like big companies. They are too impersonal. So I left and started my own small company. Lt is not a very big company but it provides jobs for ten people and is not doing badly.
When people ask me about my job I say that I have two;my job is a lawyer but I am also a poet. I love my job as a lawyer but I write poetry in my spare time. My first job was for a big company with offices all over the world. However, I dont like big companies. They are too impersonal. So I left and started my own small company. Lt is not a very big company but it provides jobs for ten people and is not doing badly. profession work business multinational post corporations firm employment
 listen to two people discussing an article from a newspaper. who has these opinions-the man(M),the woman(W)or both(B)? 1 feels sorry for tigers. 2 finds the article very depressing. 3 is very worried about climate change. 4 is not sure about climate change. 5 thinks we should change our lifestyles. 6 thinks we produce too much pollution. M B M W B B
 which of the expressions from the dialogue(in bold) are used to: a) give you time to think? b)express an opinion? 1 what I dont understand is why people want to kill them. 2 whats really worrying is all this stuff about climate change. 3 Im not sure. I haventthought about it much. 4 whats ridiculous is that they say the climate isnt changing… 5 thats a good question. 6 what we should do is start using renewable sources of energy. ANSWERS: 1. b 2.b 3.a 4.b 5.a 6.b
 look at the use of youin the conversation. Which of the examples(1-5): a) refer to a particular person? b) refer to people in general? 1Have you seen this article on the environment? 2It depresses you just to think abuout it, doesnt it? 3Dont you think so? 4The problem is, you dont want to just give upyour car and central heating, do you? 5 You dont want to go back to the stone age. Answers: 1.a 2.b 3.a 4.b 5.b