Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 14, 2017

Noise Pollution

CLOZE TEST

Fill in the gaps with ONE suitable word.

 

NOISE POLLUTION

 

Most of us are very used to the sounds we hear in 1) __________ life. Loud music, the television, people talking 2) __________ their phone, the traffic and even pets barking in the 3) __________ of the night. All of these have become a part of the urban culture and 4) __________ disturb us. However, when the sound of the television keeps you 5) __________ sleeping all night or the traffic starts to give you a headache, it stops becoming just noise and starts turning 6) __________ noise pollution. For many of us, the concept of pollution is limited to nature and resources. 7) __________, noise that tends to disrupt the natural rhythm of life makes for one solid pollutant.

By definition, noise pollution takes place when there is 8) __________ excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes temporary disruption in the natural balance. This definition is usually applicable to sounds or noises that are unnatural in their volume or their production. Our environment is 9) __________ that it has become difficult to escape noise. Even electrical appliances at home have a constant hum or beeping sound. By and large, lack of urban planning increases the 10) __________ to unwanted sounds. This is why understanding noise pollution is necessary to curb [1]it in time.

Adapted from: http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-and-effects-of-noise-pollution.php

 

[1] to curb: to control, to restrain.

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