Part 1 – Topic 1: Noise
Do you mind noise?
What are the advantages of quiet places?
What natural sounds do you like the most?
What sounds do you dislike?
What sounds remind you of your childhood?
Sample Response –Score 7.5
1.Do you mind noise?
Yes, traffic noise has a huge influence on meand this may lead to permanent hearing loss. Actually, I’m quite sensitive tothis kind of sound. You know, even the sound of a car alarm in the next streetcan wake me up at midnight.
2.What are the advantages of quiet places?
Well, silent places can keep me away from thehustle and bustle of the city and the fast-pace of life. You know, sitting inthe quiet place, doing meditation or reading some books can bring inner peace tomy life and purify my soul.
3.What natural sounds do you like the most?
Well, I like listening bird singing,especially in the morning. Though birds are using their voice to impress mates andproclaim territories, the lovely sound can still comfort my mind and keep me ingood mood all day.
4.What sounds do you dislike?
Well, I hate the noise that caused bytransport, industrial and recreational activities in the city. This kind ofnoise almost drives me crazy and it may lead to an increase in stress. What’smore, it can increase the risk of deaf.
5.What sounds remind you of your childhood?
Well, I guess, it must be a lullaby called“soft kitten”. The song actually has a regular rhythm, which is very repetitive.It’s the song my mom used to sing to me all the time before bed. So, every timeI hear this song, it refreshes my childhood memory.