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Waves

Waves, birds, babies or bagpipes? What are your favourite sounds?

In this programme Callum looks at ways of describing the sounds you love and we hear the favourite sounds of BBC Learning English staff.

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Vocabulary and grammar from the programme

crashing waves
an expression for when a rough sea hits a beach

soothing
if a sound is soothing, it makes you feel calm and relaxed

(a baby) cooing
the happy sounds that a baby makes

(a cat) purring
the sound that a cat makes when it is happy

Describing Sounds

I love / like + the sound of + noun

Examples:
I love the sound of laughter
I like the sound of the rain

I love / like + the sound of + noun + -ing

Examples:
I love the sound of birds singing
I like the noise of children playing



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