Some people think that there should be some strict controls about loud noise. Others think that they could just make as much noise as they want. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

IELTS Writing Sample 5 – There should be some strict controls about noise

It is common knowledge that in today’s modern world, loud noise is a normal occurrence. There has been an argument over this issue, with many insisting that there ought to be tight restrictions on noise control, while others maintain that everyone should be free to make noise as they please. Each side has their own reasons, and in this essay, I will examine each view before stating my own.


There is some sense in the argument for the right to make noise. There are many activities essential to our lives that, unfortunately, necessarily result in loud noises. Any strict regulations on these activities can, therefore, greatly disturb our daily life. For example, the high volume of traffic is often seen as the main source of noise pollution, but it is so important to our dynamic world that any attempt to limit the flow of traffic can affect the life of many people. Not only is emitting loud noise often inevitable, it is also sometimes necessary. Festive activities or public celebration, such as a carnival’s march or a football game often require loud music and noises to create the right atmosphere. Therefore, a ban of all loud noises will either be impractical or likely affect many aspects of our normal life.

However, it is also important to keep the noise we create under control. Constant loud noises can inflict serious harm on our health, especially on our hearing. It is not unusual for people who are exposed to continuous blasts of high-volume sounds, such as construction workers or nightclub DJs, to lose some of their hearing ability or even become permanently deaf. Moreover, loud noises can be highly disruptive. For many people whose job require concentration, from students to medical doctors, being in a noisy environment can hinder their work and lower their productivity. Thus, there must be certain regulations concerning our noise-making activities.

To sum up, both of these opposite sides of the debate seem to have valid reasons for their argument. It appears that we cannot afford to completely dismiss the noise problem, yet it is also advisable that we refrain from imposing too strict noise regulations. Personally, I believe that any decision regarding this matter should be made with consideration of the ideas from both sides.