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Annoying Sounds
Published: 2.08.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 3:51
Accent: British
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (2.03.2017)

A story about a condition called Misophonia which makes people less tolerant of annoying sounds.


You can download the file [ HERE ].


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • intensely [adv] - strongly
  • enraged [adj] - very angry
  • munching [n] - chewing / eating
  • an abnormality [n] - something not normal
  • trigger sounds [n] - sounds that cause an emotional response
  • crsips [n] - potato chips
  • wired up [adj] - connected
  • heightened [adj] - increased
  • set your teeth on edge [id] - makes you annoyed
  • furious anger [n] - strong anger
  • dehabilitating [adj] - creating a disability
  • panic attacks [n] - a sudden feeling of anxiety / fear
  • aggravating [adj] - very annoying
  • a carriage [adj] - a train car
  • a diagnosis [n] - finding a health problem / disease
  • coping mechanisms [n] - a way of dealing with a problem
  • modulate [v] - control (neutral)
  • manipulate [v] - control for selfish reasons (negative)
  • prevalent [adj] - common
  • gone bananas [id] - gone crazy
  • a blight [n] - a problem

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [adv] - adverb,  [id] - idiom

triangle Questions

  1. Where was the research done?
    Newcastle University

  2. What is James eating?
    a banana
    an apple

  3. What is the disease called?
    Brain Disease

  4. What is the anterior insular cortex?
    It is a part of the brain.
    It is your eyes and ears.
    It is a type of emotion.

  5. What sound is this?
    clicking pens

  6. What sound is this?
    clicking pens

  7. What sound is this?
    clicking pens

  8. What sound is this?
    clicking pens

  9. What happens to people who are on a train who have this condition?
    They change seats.
    They use an electric current.
    They put in earplugs.

  10. What coping mechanism does the man mention?
    using an electric current
    using earplugs
    wearing sexy science glasses

  11. How many children may suffer from this condition?
    We don't know

  12. Why did his twitter feed go bananas?
    He posted many annoying sounds.
    He is wearing sexy science glasses.
    Many people who have this condition saw his story.

triangle Discuss / Consider

  1. Which sounds do you find annoying?
  2. How do you react to annoying sounds?
  3. Do you think we should spend money to research and solve this problem?

triangle Links

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