IELTS Cue Card Sample 84 Topic: Describe a song that you like - IELTS Cue Card Sample 84 Topic

Describe a song or a piece of music you like

You should say:
– What the song or music is
– What kind of song or music is it
– Where you first heard it
– And explain why you like it

Sample Answer

I have always been a huge fan of music. I love listening to music because good music helps me recharge my battery and energy as well as uplift my spirit after a long day overloaded with work and study. I listen to many different kinds of music from Rock to Jazz, depending on where I am, who I am with and how I feel at the time. Today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite songs titled ‘Hello’.

The genre is pop, as characterized by its upbeat music and simple, down-to-earth lyrics. It’s actually a single that just went platinum this week. The song is incredibly popular at the moment, I mean, it’s the talk of the town. It’s been topping the charts for weeks, and has got millions of streams on music sites.

The person who performs the song is Adele, an internationally acclaimed artist, hailing from the UK. She’s made a killing with her albums, but she’s maintained a somewhat low-profile lifestyle. I am a huge fan of her. I have an impressive collection of her records that I really treasure. Maybe I would have the fortune to attend one of her concerts.

I first listened to the song last week. It was when I was in the middle of finals. I was up to the ears in revision and it was incredibly nerve-racking time, so I needed something to let my hair down. That’s when I went to YouTube to watch some music videos. The minute I heard Adele’s voice, I was hooked and totally blown away. I’ve put the song on repeat ever since.

I am keen on the song for a number of reasons. First, it was her voice that struck me, which is incredibly soothing, and has a nice warm quality to it. The lyrics is also dope. It talks about emotions after two people part ways in a relationship and I can definitely relate to that.

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A huge/big fan of (phrase) really like someone

Uplift one’s spirit (phrase) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Overload with (phrase) to put too many people or things in or on something

Down-to-earth (adj) practical

Go platinum (phrase) to sell 1 million copies of an album

The talk of the town (idiom) if something is the talk of a place, people there talk a lot about it

Acclaim (verb) praise

Make a killing (phrase) to have a great success, especially in making money

Low-profile (adj) deliberately not attracting public attention

In the middle of (doing) something (phrase) busy doing something

Up to the ears/neck/eyes in (idiom) involved in a difficult situation, or with more work to do than you can deal with

Nerve-racking (adj) making you very nervous or worried

Let one’s hair down (idiom) to relax and enjoy yourself because you are in a comfortable environment

Hooked (adj) if you are hooked on something, you find it so attractive or interesting that you want to do it as much as possible

Blow away (phrasal verb) impressive greatly

Dope (adj) very good

Part ways (phrase) end a relationship

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