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English File Advanced Vocabulary 5: Sounds and the Human Voice

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Tick
This clock has a very loud __________
Sniff
Don't __________! Get a tissue and blow your nose
Click
To get the new software, just __________ on the 'download' icon
Splash
There was a __________ as he jumped into the swimming pool
Bang
Did you hear that __________? It sounded like a gun
Creak
I heard a floorboard __________ and I knew somebody had come into the room
Buzz
I could hear the __________ of a fly, but I couldn't see it anywhere
Hoot
I hate people who __________ at me when I slow down at an amber light
Tap
When I'm nervous I often __________ my fingers on the table
Slurp
Don't __________ your soup! Eat it quietly
Hiss
The snake reared its head and gave an angry __________
Drip
Please turn the tap off properly, otherwise it'll __________
Roar
We could hear the __________ of the crowd in the football stadium from our hotel
Whistle
Some of the players carried on playing because they hadn't heard the __________
Hum
I don't remember the words of the song, but I can __________ the tune
Slam
Please don't __________ the door! Close it quietly
Crunch
I heard the __________ of their feet as they walked through the snow
Snore
I can't share a room with you if you __________ - I won't be able to sleep
Rattle
Every time a bus or lorry goes by, the windows __________
Screech, crash
I heard the __________ of brakes as the driver tried to stop, and then a loud __________
Scream
To make a loud, high cry because you are hurt, frightened or excited
Yell
(at sb) To shout loudly, e.g. because you are angry
Giggle
(at sth) To laugh in a silly way
Whisper
(to sb) To talk very quietly so that other people can't hear you
Mumble
To speak or say something in a quiet voice and in a way that is not clear
Groan
To make a long deep sound because you are in pain or annoyed
Stammer/Stutter
(Two words) To speak with difficulty, often repeating sounds or words
Sob
To cry noisily, taking sudden sharp breaths
Sigh
To take in and then let out a long, deep breath, e.g. to show that you are disappointed, tired or relieved