Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise: IELTS Cue Card Sample 35
Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise/Describe an occasion when somebody or something was making a lot of noise
You should say:
- who or what made the noise
- what the noise was like
- and explain what you did when you heard this noise
Sample Answer 1
I have always been an autophile, which makes it pretty conspicuous that I don’t like the life of hubbub and commotion. Whenever I get a chance, I prefer clinging to the most serene and imperturbable corner. This incident dates back to when I was travelling to my native place in a bus where I met a child who made it scathingly painful to my ears to bear his tumultuous voice.
I was all set to go home after almost two years and I was exhilarated by that. As far as I remember, it was right at the next stop when a family boarded the bus and that rumbustious kid was a part of it. I don’t know what made him do that. He came to me and asked me to slide to the corner of the seat so that he could make one for himself. I did the same and welcomed him. No sooner had I dozed off than the boisterous boy started shrieking at the top of his voice and continued doing so for a good ten minutes. His voice was so deafening that it struck the nerves of my brain with a thud. I couldn’t help myself doing anything but to chide the child. This was my next big mistake as the boy now started shrieking in double intensity. All the passengers, including me, were chivied by that boy of four.
Not only was he shrieking, but his voice had that clangour that could knock one unconscious, and to have sat on the bus was a gaffe.
Sample Answer 2
If you live in my country long enough, you will totally agree with me that those who drive make a lot of noise, especially during the peak traffic hours.
All roads have never been free of the honking noises of all kinds of vehicles from vans and cars, to mopeds. It is, in my opinion, the most annoying sound you could imagine. Whenever I heard people honking like angry geese, I felt very annoyed and frustrated. The majority of people should learn when to use the horn properly. It seems to me that they push the horn all the time because they want to be able to drive fast, while everyone else gets out of their way.
Despite the fact that I hate it so much, I cannot give up driving here. So I learned to ignore it, and use my horn sparingly or just in case of emergency. However, I still think that the city should have a campaign on educating people to use the horn in a proper way so that the city is not polluted by noise.
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- Peak traffic hours: The times when there is most traffic on the roads, usually when people are travelling to or from work.
Eg: Because of all the traffic, it is difficult to cross the road during peak traffic hours.
- Honk: If you honk the horn of a car or other vehicle, it makes a loud noise like a warning sound.
Eg: She knew that the taxi had arrived because she heard the horn honking outside the door.
- Geese: This is the plural form of „goose‟ – a large bird with a long neck. It makes a loud honking noise.
Eg: The geese were on the lake, with some smaller birds nearby, which were probably ducks.
- Horn: Adevice in a vehicle for making a loud noise as a warning.
Eg: In a traffic jam, some of the drivers were honking the horns of their cars because they were frustrated with the delay.
- Get out of the way: Move out of the route which someone else is taking.
Eg: All of the drivers got out of the way, to allow the ambulance to pass.
- Sparingly: In a way that is careful, so that we only use a little.
Eg: He spent his money sparingly because he only had enough for a simple meal.