6 Minute English - A quieter world

Neil and Georgina discuss noise and whether it is bad for our health.

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Hello. This is 6 minutes English from BBC learning English. I'm nail in this program. We always surrounds us noise sounds of birds on the wind blowing on man. Make noise like traffic on music. That's always something. We can hear a great annoyance are at 8, like the beeping sound on a reversing Lori or someone drilling a hole in the road, will be looking at the language of ideas for making the world, a quiet place. But let's kick off for the question about the measurement of sound, which is in Unit School, decibels, according to a guide by the World Health Organization, what is considered the highest level you can be safely exposed to, for a maximum of eight hours. Is it a 55 decibels?

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85 decibels or stay 125 justabout, 55 decibels. Feel the correct. Consolation. Now that sound out what people know about sound starting with Judy and treasure, the founder of the sound agency, he spoke to the BBC World Service program, people fixing the world, he discussed wind, noise is a form of pollution, and it's bad for our health, but we don't always realize because we kind of got into the habit of suppressing. I listening to some ocean noise around us in cities that we get into the habit of, ignoring it, that's not a great thing. When the noise is having a dona Juliana makes a good point. That sounds affect us all the time, even when we don't realize, we're not conscious of it so we're not aware of it, but it is, there it may be

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Chasing us, but we didn't stop to think what it is. It's annoying us as we get into the habit of ignoring sounds. When you get into the habit of something, you start doing something regulate, without even thinking about it, is suppressing all listening at preventing or stuffing ourselves from hearing the noises. The experts have found. This isn't good for us. That noise in the background can lead to stress and mental health issues. Yes, we all need some peace and quiet. Of course there are many techniques for reducing and absorbing noise. For example, trees awkward environment ways to two of the traffic noise at a large. Rock concert acoustic screens or put up to stop, the sound being hurt too far away, sound ideas, I mean good ideas but let's head to the world's noisiest sissy, Mumbai in India, where honking car horns are a big problem.

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Loud sound but I don't like the actual noise, the people fixing the well program discuss, this problem and met a woman who's been working for years to try and reduce noise levels, create quiet zones, shoes tomorrow, I've told a lie from the hours foundation and she explained why honking horns with a hard thing to control. India is a medium of expression of sadness, of Happiness, of every kind of what I was told when I started working that these are all Western ideas to want to control noise engines loud noise. And it's about the noise. It's about the color, it's about the laughter and happiness. We don't want to be like the West, you know, those kind of dull, boring, people who don't express themselves to be too. I like how honking a horn isn't just for road safety, it's only another language people Express themselves or show how they feel by.

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Adding that call home to control this noise to be quieter. It's considered a West, an idea to change drivers behavior and even got the police to run a campaign if noise levels at traffic lights. Went over 85 decibels, the lights would remain on red for longer sounds like a good idea. That's much more about this on the BBC's. Fixing the wild webpage. Same you you just mentioned 85 decibels. Is that the answer to the question you asked earlier? What is considered the highest level we can be safely exposed to for a maximum of eight hours. 55 decibels actually a bad luck the permissible time for safe listening decreases as sound levels increase. So for example, a sound as high as a hundred decibels, the level produced by a subway train

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Can be safely. Listen to only 15 minutes each day, that's good to know. Now let's recap on some of them, discussing starting with great, spelled g, r a t e. It means annoy or irritate of something. We start doing something regularly often without even thinking about it, suppressing describes preventing stuffing or juicing. Something is the short loud sound, a car horn, make like this song, I can hear you coming. You find late to express yourself means to show how you feel. Well, I must express my sadness because we're out of time now but they're a lot smaller. 6 Minute English programs to enjoy. When I decide to BBC learning English. Come to have an app, you can download for free from the app store where you can download this program. And of course we are all over social media.

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