Describe a music concert you have seen – IELTS Cue Card
In the IELTS Speaking section, one of the most common question types is the Cue Card Speaking prompt. The IELTS Cue Card topics will prompt you to formulate a response and speak on the given topic. To attempt this question, you must narrow down the essential questions on the given topic to answer within the given time. Consider the sample Cue Card below. Study the types of questions that have been formulated based on the cue card and how to go about with your response:
Describe a music concert you have seen.
You should say:
- what kind of concert it was
- where and when it took place
- who you saw it with
- and explain whether you enjoyed this music concert or not
Sample Answer 1
I am not a huge fan of concerts because of the crowds and the unnecessary hype created around them. Once I wanted to give musical concert tickets as a birthday gift to my friend. Even after trying hard, I could not get hold of it, and she was very upset. Although I am a huge fan of Linkin Park, I never really got a chance to attend one of their concerts.
My only recollection of a concert is a musical concert organized by my college. I was a volunteer, so I had to attend it. Different groups of people were invited to perform at it. The concert began with a local singer who sang popular folk songs and commercial hits. He was followed by a famous band who played instrumentals. This gave the student crowd a chance to cool down after they had danced to the songs of the local singer. After the instrument was over, another rock band came on stage. They ‘rocked’ the stage with their performance and the air became electric. But the next presentation, a face-off between the two bands – made this event memorable for me.
This concert took place in the college auditorium. Being a part of the organizing committee, I knew the schedule. It took planning for about a month and a half to put this event together. On the D-day, I arrived at the venue earlier because I had to look into the final preparations. The concert began at 8 p.m. with the arrival of all the guests. Some of our professors and the Dean welcomed the guests, and eventually they left the auditorium for the students to enjoy.
I could not enjoy the first two performances because I had duty backstage. Later, I met my sister whom I had invited to the event and we enjoyed the remaining show with some of our friends. When the last performance of the day began, there was pindrop silence. Everyone was anxious to see how the two bands would match the different genres of music. While one was soft and soothing, the other was loud and energetic. Initially, the two bands were playing their pieces one by one. Gradually, they started to merge the two genres, and it seemed that they were playing parts of the same song together. The duet was mesmerizing and ended in thunderous applause from the audience.
We came back home with the performances etched in our minds. Although I did not have the chance to attend any more concerts, I can proudly say that my only experience of a concert was a fantastic one.
Sample Answer 2
Music is my passion, and among various genres that I follow, Indie rock is one of my favourites. Earlier, I was a fanatic of various kinds of rock music, but now, it has changed only due to the rock band named Euphoria by Dr Palash Sen and other band members. So, when my father got some free VIP passes to one of their concerts, it was a moment of utmost joy for my sister and me.
Fortunately, my father had a seminar around the time of the concert in Mumbai and my mother had to meet her best friend, so we tagged along. The music concert was to be held at Dublin Square, Phoenix Market City, Kurla from 7 pm. As my father was busy with his work and it was not safe to leave us alone, my mother and her friend accompanied us as they too liked Dr Palash Sen.
It was good to see that the concert started on time and we were eager to see how unique the presentation and feel would be. It was very crowded, but thanks to the VIP passes, we got seats in an excellent position. So, we could enjoy the band play and did not have to strain our necks to look at the stage. The band belted out their popular numbers, like `Dhoom Pichak Dhoom`, `Maheri` to name a few and the crowd went mad. Everything about the concert was awesome. But, a little scope to meet the members personally would have made the experience a dream come true.
- Hype – to promote or talk about something more than needed
Example: There was a big hype for the movie.
- Face off – a direct confrontation of two groups
Example: The two warriors had a face-off in the battlefield
- D-day – the day that is chosen for the beginning of an important activity
Example: I was very excited as the D-Day for the wedding arrived.
- Mesmerizing – very attractive, as if magical
Example: The beauty of the lake in between the two mountains was mesmerizing.
- Thunderous – extremely loud
Example: The thunderous sound from the workhouse attracted the worker’s attention.
Post your Comments