(2024) Describe a Time When Some People Near You Made a Lot Of Noise

You should say:

  • When and where it happened
  • Who made the noise
  • How you reacted to the noise
  • And explain how you felt about the noise

It reminds me of the train carriage where I think is noisy. One thing that impressed me deeply happened a couple of year ago, went to Beijing from my hometown by train. I went there for applying my visa to Australia. I took off after work so actually it’s an owl train from evening to the next morning.

When I got on the train, l found that the carriage is crowd and noisy, it packed with passengers and there’s little room for people to move around.

At first, l wanted to do some reading, but it’s so noisy that I could hardly focus on the content. I mean, the passengers were chatting with each other constantly, making phone calls, and they got on and off occasionally when the train stopped by a station. When it came to night, there were still some whisper, and even worse, the snores went on and on and caused my sleeping disturbance. So the next day when I got off from the train, I felt really feckless and exhausted.

I suppose the noise is kind of inevitable especially in public place when there are lots of people, but I still feel a little annoyed and disagreeable, because the noise would distract me easily and I couldn’t focus on anything I want to do.

Sure, I’d like to describe an occasion when an unexpected noise startled me. It happened about a month ago in my neighborhood.

Late one evening, while I was at home reading. I heard a loud crashing noise from the street outside. Curious, I went to the window to see what was happening. To my surprise, a garbage truck had accidentally knocked over a row of trash cans as it was collecting waste from the bins along the road.

The noise was a combination of metal clanging, plastic bins toppling over, and the engine of the garbage truck running. It was quite a disruptive and unexpected sound, especially given the late hour. The sudden disturbance caught the attention of many people in the vicinity.

Upon hearing the noise, I went outside to check if anyone needed assistance. Fortunately, the garbage truck crew quickly took control of the situation, uprighting the trash cans and continuing with their collection. While it was initially a bit alarming, the incident was resolved swiftly, and I returned to my reading once the noise subsided. It served as a reminder of the unexpected sounds that can disrupt the peace even in a quiet neighborhood.

One memorable occasion when I experienced someone near me making a lot of noise was when I went to see a movie with my friend at a local cinema. As the movie started, I noticed a group of friends sitting a few seats away from me. They seemed to be in a festive mood and were constantly chatting and laughing loudly throughout the film.

At first, I tried to ignore the noise and focus on the movie, hoping that they would quiet down eventually. However, their continuous chatter and laughter became increasingly distracting and started to take away from my overall movie-watching experience. I found it difficult to fully immerse myself in the storyline and appreciate the film’s nuances due to the constant disruption. Not just me, all of the people in the movie hall were disrupted.

Feeling frustrated and wanting to enjoy the movie in peace, I decided to politely address the situation. I leaned over and kindly asked them if they could please lower their voices as it was making it challenging for others to fully enjoy the movie. They seemed momentarily surprised but quickly realized the impact of their behavior and apologized. They made an effort to whisper and keep their laughter to a minimum for the remainder of the movie.

Although their noise disrupted my enjoyment of the movie at first, I appreciated their willingness to adjust their behavior once they were made aware of the impact it had on others.

The incident served as a reminder that being mindful of our actions and their effects on those around us is crucial, especially in settings where others are seeking a quiet and immersive experience like watching a movie in a cinema.

1. What kinds of places should be noise-free?

Places like libraries, museums, hospitals, and theaters should be noise-free environments. It is crucial to maintain a serene atmosphere in these locations as they serve as spaces for people to engage in their studies, contemplation, or peaceful enjoyment. Excessive noise can be a real thorn in the side, disrupting others and hampering their ability to fully immerse themselves in experience. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that these places remain tranquil and free from disruptive sounds, allowing individuals to make the most of their time and engage in their chosen activities without any unnecessary disturbances.

2. On what occasions do people need to be quite?

People need to be quiet in situations where silence is expected or necessary, such as during a performance or in a formal conference. They also need to be quiet in places like classrooms and libraries, to create a conducive environment for learning and concentration. And, hospitals need people to be quiet, to maintain a quiet environment for patient healing and recovery. There are other public places like cinema and public transport should necessarily be quiet.

3. Can people bring children to these noise-free places?

While it is generally expected for people to maintain a quiet atmosphere in noise-free places, there might be some situations where noise-free spots have designated areas or specific times for kids to have a bit of fun. This gives children the chance to enjoy these spaces while still considering the needs of others who prefer a quieter environment. However, it is crucial for parents to play an active role in making sure that their children understand the importance of being well-behaved and respectful towards others.

4. Why can’t people make noise in places like libraries and museums?

Libraries and museums are spaces that are specifically designed for quiet activities, such as reading, studying, and reflecting. They serve as important educational and cultural institutions, providing opportunities for learning and contemplation. Any form of noise or disruption can be highly distracting and bothersome to other visitors who are seeking a quiet and focused environment. It is crucial to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in these places, as it allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the experience and appreciate the exhibits.

5. What public morals should people follow in your country?

In my country, people are expected to follow public morals such as respecting others, being considerate, and maintaining a peaceful and harmonious environment. This includes being mindful of noise levels in public places, avoiding behaviors that may disturb or inconvenience others and giving up seats to the elderly in public transports. These expectations of public morals are deeply rooted in our cultural values and traditions. They serve as the foundation for a cohesive and respectful society, where individuals can coexist peacefully and enjoy a sense of community.

6. Do you think we should allow children to make noise in public places?

While it’s important to understand that kids naturally have more energy and might make some noise, it’s still crucial to teach them how to behave appropriately in public places. We should encourage children to be aware of their surroundings and to consider the needs of others. Striking a balance between letting kids express themselves and maintaining a peaceful environment for everyone is key.

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