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Describe a music concert you enjoyed watching - Cue Card # 806

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

Describe a music concert you enjoyed watching.

You should say:

  • what type of concert it was
  • when it was
  • who was performing

and explain why you enjoyed it.

[Instruction: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
When I was a student, one of my favourite things to do was to attend music concerts. Today, I would like to talk about one such musical concert which simply blew my mind off. 

It was about 5 or 6 years ago when I still was a university student. Up until then, I wasn’t really much of a fan of folklore music for some obvious reasons. In other words, I wasn’t exactly very much interested in attending this musical concert. But, when some of my friends told me that they were going to pay for my ticket, in exchange for a ride in my car, I reluctantly agreed to join them. And I am glad that I agreed because I enjoyed every minute of that concert which took place in our university auditorium, packed with all the music lovers, not only from my university but also from the rest of the city. The university auditorium had an excellent sound system which made the soothing yet upbeat sound of the music sound even better!

To tell a little about the music band which was performing in the concert, it was famously known as the “Great Lake Swimmers” from Canada. I already heard a number of good songs from this music band, but little did I know that they were equally good in original and traditional folk music as well just as pop music.  Featuring a blend of acoustic instruments, rural soundscapes, and wistful vocals, this fine music band had managed to captivate the minds of folklore music lovers with their signature style. 

Anyway, the concert continued for a good couple of hours, and I enjoyed every minute of it, mainly because the soft sound of their acoustic guitars, together with the appeal of the simple lyrics, was simply outstanding and too soothing for anybody’s heart. Besides, the music felt so “live” and “natural” in their masterful voice that I felt like I was actually living the life of a countryside folk, living in rural Canada!

Model Answer 2:

What type of concert it was:
Thank you very much for this excellent topic. The music concert that I am going to talk about was a rock music concert. It was a live performance with different artists playing on the same stage. Attending this rock music concert was an unforgettable experience for me. 

When it was: 
It was a year ago when I had the opportunity to attend this music concert. It was held in my city, and I had been waiting for this concert for months. The concert was a perfect blend of music, energy, and excitement, and it is definitely one of the best experiences of my life.

Who was performing: 
Many popular rock bands and artists were performing at the concert, including Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and Iron Maiden. These are some of my favourite bands, and I had been eagerly waiting to see them perform live. It was great to see my favourite bands and artists perform live, and I enjoyed every moment of it. 

And explain why you enjoyed it: 
The concert was an amazing experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The energy of the crowd and the music was simply electrifying. The bands played their famous hits, and the crowd sang along to every song. The sound quality was top-notch, and the stage setup was also incredible. I also loved the light shows that accompanied the music. The atmosphere was very lively and energetic, and it was amazing to see so many people coming together to enjoy the same thing.

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