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Are your neighbours stressful? Over 27% of British people have problems with their neighbours. Researchers asked over 2,000 adults about their neighbours. Half the people felt angry. Nearly half felt stressed. Almost 10% were afraid of their neighbours. Most people did not know how to get help and advice.



The biggest problems were loud voices, loud music and loud TVs. Drugs were also a problem. One-third of people talked to the neighbour about a problem. The problem got worse if the neighbour did not say sorry or change. The researchers said young people stay silent about their problems. They should keep a diary.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29211402
  • http://www.which.co.uk/news/2014/09/one-in-four-people-have-nuisance-neighbours--376963/?cmp=RSS-GNS_376963
  • http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/09/15/1-in-4-have-nuisance-neighbours/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Over

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felt angry

2.

British people have problems

b.

stressed

3.

Researchers asked

c.

not know how

4.

Half the people

d.

over 2,000 adults

5.

Nearly half felt

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and advice

6.

Almost 10% were afraid

f.

27%

7.

Most people did

g.

with their neighbours

8.

get help

h.

of their neighbours



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The biggest

a.

to the neighbour

2.

loud

b.

worse

3.

Drugs were

c.

problems

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One-third of people talked

d.

a diary

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The problem got

e.

voices

6.

say

f.

about their problems

7.

young people stay silent

g.

sorry

8.

They should keep

h.

also a problem

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Are your (1) ___________________? Over 27% of British people have (2) ___________________ neighbours. Researchers asked over (3) ___________________ about their neighbours. Half the people (4) ___________________. Nearly half felt stressed. Almost 10% (5) ___________________ their neighbours. Most people did not know how to get (6) ___________________.

The biggest problems (7) ___________________, loud music and loud TVs. Drugs were (8) ___________________. One-third of   (9) ___________________ the neighbour about a problem. The problem (10) ___________________ the neighbour did not say (11) ___________________. The researchers said young people stay silent about their problems. They should (12) ___________________.



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Areyourneighboursstressful?Over27%ofBritishpeoplehaveproblemswit
htheirneighbours.Researchersaskedover2,000adultsabouttheirneighbo
urs.Halfthepeoplefeltangry.Nearlyhalffeltstressed.Almost10%wereafrai
doftheirneighbours.Mostpeopledidnotknowhowtogethelpandadvice.The
biggestproblemswereloudvoices,loudmusicandloudTVs.Drugswerealso
aproblem.One-thirdofpeopletalkedtotheneighbouraboutaproblem.Thep
roblemgotworseiftheneighbourdidnotsaysorryorchange.Theresearcher
ssaidyoungpeoplestaysilentabouttheirproblems.Theyshouldkeepadiary
.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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