Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 272 - Describe a song that you like

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a song that you like.

You should say:

  • what song it is
  • what song it is
  • what types of people listen to this song

and explain why you like this song so much.


Model Answer 1:

I like to hear all kinds of songs these days. But, back in the days, when I was a university student, I would mostly like to listen to rock music. Today, I would like to talk about one such rock music which I really liked to listen and still like.

The title of this rock music is “Time” which was created and sung by one of the best and most popular music bands ever, “Pink Floyd”. Now, I am not sure exactly how I heard that song or how I got my hands on it, but one thing is for sure that when I heard the first two lines of the song (Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way), I felt like the artists of this beautiful song was trying to describe what I was exactly thinking about my life back then as a student. 

Since then, I have heard this song numerous times, but it never really feels old. In fact, whenever I listen to this song some times in these current days of life as a mature adult, it does a wonderful job to take me back to the hay days of my life when I didn’t have to worry about my life too much. Anyway, this is such a good song that probably music lovers from all ages listen to it, but I think that mostly young adults, below 30 years of age, listen to this beautiful song the most. And, as far as I am concerned, even though, I listen to it probably once a week these days, the sound of it, as well as its message, echoes in my mind relentlessly.

Anyway, I like this song so much because I think that this is the greatest song ever written in terms of lyrics. In fact, I think that it is a life-lesson for people of all ages, who don’t utilize their time properly. I like this song also because of the storm of emotion, which creates in my mind, in order to remind me about my golden past.


Sample Answer 2:

The national anthem is a song that I really like with all of my heart and soul. I often hear this song and as it is our national anthem, we always show respect for it. There are only a few lines in this song and yet the appeal of it gives me a divine sensation. People from all ages, classes, ethnicity, professions and different tastes love this song and show their respect for this song.

There are many reasons for me to love this song and first and foremost reason if the fact that this is our national anthem. This song is in my heart, mind and blood. I have heard this song several hundred times and yet it gives me a new impression and I feel an everlasting love towards it. I feel a great joy listening to it and sometimes I hymn this song and that is also a pleasant experience. This song represents my country, our authenticity as a nation, represents our culture and heritage.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe your favourite song.
  2. Describe a song you often listen to.  
  3. Describe a song or piece of music you really like.
  4. Describe your national anthem.
  5. Describe the type of song you like most.
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