Sunday, September 21, 2014

Noisy Neighbors a Problem? You are not alone! - English lesson

Noise can be a problem. Especially when the walls of your apartment building are very thin.  I remember the second apartment that we lived in here in Jerusalem.  The next door neighbor was a professional opera singer.  He was very good in fact, but I was not in the mood to hear tenor opera singing at 6:00am in the morning!  So it turns out that I'm not the only one! 

Read this article and be prepared to discuss it with your English teacher. 
http://www.which.co.uk/news/2014/09/one-in-four-people-have-nuisance-neighbours--376963/?cmp=RSS-GNS_376963 


Key Terms:
nuisance 
irritable
prevalent
annoyances 
 frustrations 
problematic
harmonious


Questions

According to the text which age group is least likely to get help for the problem of noisy neighbors? Why don't they get help?
Which government agency can they turn to? 
How was the survey carried out?
Is this a good way to get information, or is there another way that is more effective?
What annoyances topped the list? 
What is the best way to deal with noisy neighbors? 
Have you had a noisy neighbor in the past? 
What did you do? 
Was it effective? 
Did you ever try to "get back" at the noisy neighbor?  
Did what you did help or hurt the situation? 
Are there "quiet hours" in your neighborhood? 
When you talk to your neighbors about the noise, do they listen to you? 
Would you call the police if a neighbor had a noisy party too late at night?


Lesson plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher




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