Describe a song or a piece of music you like – IELTS Cue Card Sample 84
Music knows no boundary and brings solace to every mind it touches. In such a scenario, it is very difficult to find a person who does not like music or has not listened to a song. Choice of music may vary, but the love will remain the same. So, in this cue card, express your love for music in clear and fluent speech.
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
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Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for “describe a song or a piece of music you like” topic
For me, music and songs are way beyond mere means of entertainment. Sure, there are millions of songs and tunes out there. However, my playlist is extremely different from that of those I know. And, almost everybody goes gaga over the songs I like listening to.
So, one of the songs that I can listen to thousands of times is Runaway by Aurora. It was released in 2015 and is a part of the “Running with the Wolves” album. The song belongs to a mixed up genre, including Folktronica, Electronic music, Synth-pop, and Alternative/Indie.
First, I heard it on Instagram. Somebody had created a reel with a stanza of this song. And then, it trended for almost a month. There were millions of people making reels on this song. First, I simply ignored it. However, since it was repetitive on my feed, I paid attention to the lyrics, which were enthralling. I instantly Googled the song and added it to my playlist.
There are a plethora of reasons behind my preference. The song touches the right chords of the heart. It has soothing music that doesn’t pump you up but keeps you connected. Also, I believe the lyrics are relatable for every adult, trying hard to build a life and dealing with stress.
Whenever I feel low, I plug in my earphones and play this song on a loop. If you have good taste in music and like calming songs, this one is surely going to keep you hooked for long.
Sample Answer 2
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I have always been a massive fan of music. I love listening to music because good music helps me recharge my battery 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’m with, and how I feel at the time. Today I’m going to tell you about one of my favourite 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 viral 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.
Here are the vocabularies for “describe a song or a piece of music you like” with examples:
- A huge/big fan of (phrase) really like someone
Eg: I am a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan.
- Uplift one’s spirit (phrase) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
Eg: This film is surely going to uplift your spirits.
- Overload with (phrase) to put too many people or things in or on something
Eg: The truck has been overloaded with goods.
- Down-to-earth (adj) practical
Eg: The nurse who treated me in the hospital was a very down-to-earth person.
- Go platinum (phrase) to sell 1 million copies of an album
Eg: The artist’s new album song went platinum and reached the highest position in the top music charts.
- The talk of the town (idiom) if something is the talk of a place, people there talk a lot about it
Eg: The robbery in Rose’s house became the talk of the town.
- Acclaim (verb) praise
Eg: The winner was acclaimed and awarded by the chief guest.
- Make a killing (phrase) to have great success, especially in making money
Eg: John’s start-up is making a killing, I am sure it’d reach great heights.
- Low-profile (adj) deliberately not attracting public attention
Eg: Although Mr. Khan is a rich man, he maintains a low-profile.
- In the middle of (doing) something (phrase) busy doing something
Eg: “I can’t talk to you now, I am in the middle of directing the movie.”
- Up to the ears/neck/eyes in (idiom) involved in a difficult situation, or with more work to do than you can deal with
Eg: John was in debt up to his ears.
- Nerve-racking (adj) making you very nervous or worried
Eg: It was nerve-wracking for me to see the audience.
- Let one’s hair down (idiom) to relax and enjoy yourself because you are in a comfortable environment
Eg: Only during weekends, I let my hair down and enjoy with my friends.
- 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
Eg: The suspense of the movie kept me hooked to what will happen next.
- Blow away (phrasal verb) impressive greatly
Eg: Rose was blown away by the artist’s creativity.
- Dope (adj) very good
Eg: He’s a dope in acting.
- Part ways (phrase) end a relationship
Eg: Rose decided to part ways with her husband.