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    Vocabulary: Noise or silence

    NOISE!  ... One of the scourges of our Time! Noise is everywhere and takes many different forms... 




    We need words to recognize its nature, identify it, and possibly fight it... 


    I) Making some noise...



                                                                        Muffled sounds can hardly be heard...


     A noise / noisy/ noisily                                                                                                 
     To make a noise 
     Quiet/ quietness
     To be quiet/ Quiet please!  



      Deaf=> deafening


      Faint/ slight 
     To muffle a sound                                                                                                        
     A din/ a racket 
     An uproar
     An echo/ to echo
     Shrill/ high-pitched          
     Discordant/ jarring 
     To jar
     Deep/ low-pitched

    In order to be able to remember the different ways of shouting and the noises assaulting us 

    regularly, please, go to lesson test




    II) Expressions and idioms: 

    - To make a hue and cry: a confused racket

    - To have a big mouth: to gossip, to talk

    - To tell tales out of school: to spread gossip

    - The gift of tongues (learning new languages easily) 

    - To spread the word: to be passing on the message 

    - To raise the devil: to cause a commotion or disturbance/ to celebrate wildly;

    - Whoop it up: to celebrate noisily.

    - A monkey business: a foolish, playful, or mischievous behaviour.

    - To badmouth: to speak ill of somebody (to blether about)

    - To blow one's horn/ one's trumpet: to boast


    There you are! Ready for the test... Go for it! and thanks for working with me.


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    1. Though her footsteps were , I heard Pam come back at 2 in the morning.

    2. The news is so good that it would be great if you could ! Everyone should know about it!

    3. Our partying neighbours were making such a last night that we had to use ear plugs to go to sleep.

    4. In the factory, the sound of the machines was . Such bad conditions of work were really unbearable.

    5. 'Never your friends. They might resent it and give up on you.'

    6. These are family secrets.Therefore, you shouldn’t and respect their traditions.

    7. The customer started about the hopeless customers’ service. He will complain to the manager.

    8. After the lockdowns, people were eager to and have fun at last!

    9. The whole family burst into laughter when Sally let out a squeal out of surprise. It was so unexpected!

    10. It’s much less here than at home, and I like it much better.



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