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A quieter world - 6 Minute English

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Whether it’s the natural sounds of birdsong or the beeping sound on a reversing lorry - noise is something that always surrounds us. Neil and Georgina discuss noise and whether it is bad for our health.

This week's question:
According to a guide by the World Health Organisation, what is considered the highest measurement of sound level we can be safely exposed to for a maximum of eight hours? Is it…

a) 55 decibels?

b) 85 decibels?

c) 125 decibels?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
grate
annoy or irritate

conscious
aware of something

get into the habit of (something)
start doing something regularly, often without even thinking about it

suppressing
preventing, stopping or reducing

honk
short, loud sound a car horn makes

express yourself
show how you feel.

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To download the audio and a transcript, go to:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish...

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