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IELTS Speaking Sample Part 1 - Topic: Music

Updated: Oct 17, 2023



"Do you like listening to music?"

Absolutely yes because it helps me reduce stress and feel a lot more comfortable. I enjoy various genres of music such as classical music, rock or pop music. I reckon that music plays an important part in my spiritual life.



" When do you listen to music?"

Almost every day. Before going to sleep, I usually listen to some soothing pieces of music because they help me fall asleep more easily or normally after doing my homework, some nice songs can help me relax and unwind.



"Did you learn to play any musical instruments?"

Yes, when I was 9 years old, I took some piano lessons. At that time, I mostly played by ear and thought I had some talent for this. Sadly, I don’t play it much nowadays. I just wish I had more time for it.



"Did you have any music classes at school?"

Yes, I had some guitar classes in my high school, and I did enjoy those times a lot, as I not only had some fun after stressful learning hours but managed to make tons of new friends as well.



"Do you think it is necessary for children to have music classes?"

Yes, definitely, music is such a great way to recharge their batteries and help them enjoy their lives more. What’s more, music classes can be places where children have a chance to get to know more friends and maybe they can benefit from these new relationships.

"What do you think of Vietnamese traditional music?"

Well, I suppose this kind of music is an amazing way to pass down/hand down important cultural values to the younger generations. But frankly speaking, I guess many young people still find it quite hard to appreciate the traditional music and I'm no exception.



"How much time do you spend listening to music every day?"

I can say, a lot, as whenever I have some leisure time, you know, I don’t have to do much homework or any household chore, or before turning in at night, putting on some music has always been a wonderful idea.



"What is your favorite kind of music?"

To be honest, it’s kinda hard to say exactly which one, as it surely depends on my mood. When I feel a bit down or stressed out, some R’n’B or pop songs with a fast tempo can be the best choices, but at other times, especially when I feel happy and optimistic, any piece of music can be fine.



"When did you start listening to this type of music?"

I don’t remember exactly when, as music has always been an important part in my life, ever since I was a little boy. Of course, my musical taste has changed a little bit over time, but basically, I do enjoy different musical genres.


"How do you feel when you listen to music?"

Great pieces of music can help heal my soul or make my day. It’s really hard to express my feeling in words whenever I happen to listen to an amazing song. I guess music can be the best medicine for me, especially when something goes wrong in my life.



 

VOCABULARY

various genres

các thể loại khác nhau

spiritual life

đời sống tinh thần

soothing pieces of music

những bản nhạc êm dịu

fall asleep

chìm vào giấc ngủ

unwind

thư giãn

play (sth) by ear

chơi nhạc bằng cách cảm âm

manage to do sth

có thể làm được điều gì đó

recharge one’s batteries

nạp lại năng lượng

benefit from sth

hưởng lợi từ điều gì đó

pass sth down / hand sth down to sb

để lại, truyền lại cái gì cho ai đó

cultural values

những giá trị văn hóa

frankly speaking

thẳng thắn mà nói thì

appreciate (music)

cảm thụ, cảm nhận (âm nhạc)

I’m no exception

tôi cũng không phải là ngoại lệ

household chore

công việc nhà

turn in

đi ngủ

put on some music

mở nhạc

surely depends on one’s mood

chắc chắn tùy thuộc vào tâm trạng (của ai đó)

feel a bit down

cảm thấy hơi buồn chán, chán nản

feel stressed out

cảm thấy cực kỳ căng thẳng

a fast tempo

nhịp nhanh

at other times

vào những lúc khác

optimistic

lạc quan, yêu đời

musical taste

gu âm nhạc

heal one’s soul

xoa dịu tâm hồn (của ai đó)

make one’s day

làm cho ai đó cảm thấy cực kì phấn chấn

express one’s feelings in words

diễn tả cảm xúc của ai đó bằng lời

happen to do sth

vô tình, tình cờ làm điều gì đó

the best medicine

liều thuốc tốt nhất

when something goes wrong

khi có gì không ổn xảy ra


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