IELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a noisy place you have been to

Describe a noisy place you have been to

You should say:

Where it is

When you went there

What you did there

And explain why you feel it’s a noisy place




  • A busy city street
  • A construction site
  • A crowded restaurant
  • A music concert
  • A sports stadium
  • A nightclub


  • During rush hour traffic
  • During the day when construction is taking place
  • During peak hours at the restaurant
  • During the concert or event
  • During the game at the stadium
  • Late at night at the nightclub

What you did there:

  • Walked around the area
  • Watched the construction taking place
  • Had a meal or drink at the restaurant
  • Listened to the music or watched the performance
  • Watched the game or event
  • Danced and socialized at the nightclub

Why it’s noisy:

  • The sounds of honking cars, buses, and motorcycles on the street
  • The loud machinery and tools used at the construction site
  • The chatter and noise from other diners and the kitchen in the restaurant
  • The loud music and cheering from the crowd at the concert or event
  • The sounds of the players, announcers, and crowd at the stadium
  • The loud music and conversations of people in the nightclub



  • The noise was unbearable/overwhelming
  • The constant sound of [cars/construction/music] was too much
  • It was difficult to hear myself think
  • The volume was so high it was hard to have a conversation
  • The noise level was distracting and made it hard to focus
  • I had to shout to be heard over the noise

And explain:

  • How the noise affected your experience
  • Whether you would go back to that place again
  • If you have any strategies for dealing with noise in busy environments.



One noisy place that I have been to and found particularly overwhelming was a music concert that I attended in a crowded stadium. It was an evening event during the weekend, and the venue was packed with excited fans eagerly waiting for the performance.

Upon arriving at the stadium, I could already hear the booming sound of the music and the cheers of the crowd from outside. As I entered, the noise level intensified, with the speakers blasting the music at a high volume and the enthusiastic audience adding their voices to the mix.

I was there to enjoy the live music and watch the performance of my favorite band. However, the noise was so intense that it was difficult to hear myself think, let alone have a conversation with my friends. The constant sound of the music, combined with the cheering and screaming, created a cacophony that made it challenging to fully immerse myself in the experience.

Despite the noise, I managed to enjoy the concert to some extent. I danced along with the crowd, sang along to the songs, and felt the energy of the event. However, the excessive noise definitely affected my overall experience, making it harder to appreciate the subtleties of the music and connect with the lyrics.

While I wouldn’t mind attending another concert in the future, I would prefer a venue with better sound control and acoustics. The noise level at this particular stadium was just too overwhelming for my liking, and it hindered my ability to fully enjoy the performance.

In busy and noisy environments, I try to cope by wearing earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. These can help reduce the impact of the surrounding noise and provide some relief. Additionally, finding quieter spots within the venue or taking short breaks to step outside for some fresh air can also help alleviate the overwhelming effects of the noise.

Overall, while the noisy concert had its moments of enjoyment, the overwhelming volume and constant noise made it a challenging experience. I would seek out venues that prioritize sound quality and consider strategies like ear protection to better deal with noise in busy environments.