Noise pollution can often be one of the main causes of stress suffered by city dwellers just about everywhere in the world, and here in London some experts have come up with a few ways of reducing that. Join Dima and Kate to find out what they are.
This week's question: What measures do you think the experts propose in order to bring more quiet to the area around The Monument in the City of London?
a) screening from the noise;
b) traffic calming;
c) greening the area up, or
d) all of the above?
Listen out for the answer in the programme!
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Vocabulary from the programme
- pros and cons
advantages, as well as disadvantages of something; both the good and the not so good sides
- noise pollution
a lot of unpleasantly loud, sometimes even disruptive sounds produced by too many people, too much traffic and so on
- screening from the noise
building special shields, or screens, that will stop the unwanted sounds reaching you directly and so protect you from being affected by too much noise
- traffic calming
taking steps to limit the number of cars in an area, as well as to prevent them from moving too fast
- to green up
to plant more trees, flowers and other types of vegetation
plants in general
a warning device that produces a loud wailing sound
- to bring in
here, to introduce, to put in service
becoming bigger in size or numbers