Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played IELTS CUE CARD

You should say

  • What the event was
  • Where you were
  • What the music was like
  • And explain why you didn’t like the music.
  • I love listening to music.
    • In fact, I listen to music while cooking, while cleaning and even while studying/working.
    • And I generally enjoy all genres of music from pop to rock to jazz.
    • But few years I attended a concert by Sunidhi Chauhan, and I didn’t enjoy it one bit.
    • There were mainly two reasons for it.
    • First, Sunidhi herself didn’t show up.
    • I was and still am a big Sunidhi Chauhan fan and it was a great disappointment.
    • The greatest singers of the world could have come to the stage and I would still have been disappointed.
    • I was really looking forward to hearing Sunidhi live for the first time.
    • So, I was very disheartened.
    • The second reason was the backup singers seemed like amateurs.
    • They didn’t involve the crowd at all.
    • Their performance was very dull and monotonous.
    • I didn’t feel like I was attending a live performance at all.
    • In fact, after a while, none of us were paying any attention to the songs being played.
    • The music was also too loud, and it was hurting the ears.
    • I remember many people asked the event managers to lower the volume of the loudspeakers.
    • What added insult to injury was that the event managers refused to refund the money.
    • Some of the people even fought and got their money back, but I was too tired to fight then.
    • I left the concert quite early.
    • More than anything else, I never got an opportunity to hear her live again, I don’t know if I will get an opportunity in the future too.
    • It might remain a dream.
Part 3 – Follow up Questions
  1. Why do so many young people spend a lot of money on concerts?

I think it is mainly because of the experience. Hearing a singer on the screen can never match the feeling of hearing them live. Also, I think it’s about spending quality time with friends.

  • Do you think older people like the same music as young people?

I feel young people like pop, rock music, basically any music that they can dance to. They don’t care about the lyrics; they care more about the fast beats. Old people are more into soft, slow, music. They actually pay more attention to the lyrics.

  • Do you think music concerts are suitable for old people to attend?

I think it might be physically taxing for the old people to stand for so long at a concert. But otherwise, I think if the old people can manage the physical exertion, the concerts are certainly suitable. Today many concerts also offer chairs, where the older people can sit and enjoy the show rather than having to stand.

  • Why do shopping malls often have background music?

I think the music is there to enhance the experience of shopping. We remember shopping through not only sight but also through music playing in the background.

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