IELTS Cue Card: Your favourite song or piece of music

Your favourite song or piece of music

IELTS Cue Card Question 122 With Model Answer:

Describe your favourite song or piece of music.

You should say:
  • what kind of music it is
  • where you usually listen to it
  • what kind of mood this music puts you in
and explain why this is your favourite piece of music.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Music has a wide range of benefits and makes us comfortable. Thereby, I frequently listen to different songs and prefer the relaxing music most.

My most favourite song is – Shape of My Heart by STING. This is an outstanding song for me and is sung by the way as I preferred and has also been used in a movie of 1994 named – Leon: The Professional. The song deals with the best important ideology of human life. The character of humans should be improved and should also be focused in any specific direction. The lyric is regarding a card player and the composer is on the view to figure out something else from him instead of his card playing. A mystical element was prevailing with the card player and the line reminds me that we all have some sort of mysteries with us and we are to carry that regardless of our intention to carry the mysteries.

Usually, I listen to the song at my home. It has several impacts on me. Sometimes I become very emotional and start seeking the meaning of like. Sometimes I look at the blue sky with the window and try to figure out how the shape of my heart is or at times I ponder over the mysteries of life. But when I listen to the song during a walk or on the other leisure hours at different other places there are no such impacts. So, I think the song is more effective for me to listen at home and in leisure hours.  

The music makes me ponder over life. There are different important aspects of life which have been depicted in the song. The song is about gambling. If you think deeply, our life is also like a gamble. There are a wide number of similarities of like with gambling. We try to win cards or points in gambling and there are possibilities that we could win. We are not sure at all either we will win or not but keep playing. Life is like so. You cannot predict what will happen next rather you have to hope for the best. Life goes based on the possibilities. The lyric also says that the player is not playing for the money rather he is trying to discover the law behind the game. Like the player, there are some people in the world who spend their life seeking the law of life. They try to get closer to the meaning of life. This is the largest philosophy of human life to reveal the meaning of this material world.

In my early days, I used listening heavy metal music but with the process of gaining maturity in course of time, my music genre has been changed to the largest extent and I prefer the relaxing music. Actually, with the maturity, I have learnt a lot of things to be used in my life. Sometimes I ponder like the gambler and try to get the real meaning of life. So, when I heard the song for the first time, it appeared that the song was composed for me or for the people who exercise some sort of philosophy in their lives. The emotions of life are easy to express but not everyone could get the real meaning of the emotions. When the poker player starts playing the game, he does not play the game only rather he tries to invent the causes behind the game. How the people win or lose or how the events take place. But he does not express his emotions like the other people and keeps them secret inside his mask. This is the unique expression for the player and like the player, many of us hide our emotions in our real life events. Therefore, I like this song very much.


Model Answer 2:
I love to listen to songs in my leisure hours. So, far I have listened to various types of songs but the “Annie’s Song” appeared the most beautiful one to me. This is a folk rock music by John Denver. Now, this is one of the top favourite songs across the world.

This is a very interesting song and there are millions of fans are available. I am one the millions. Annie’s Song is mostly a country song and it was written and recorded by John Denver himself. It was one of his top songs and occupied the top list for many days. The musician has got more familiarity with this song alone after writing it in 1973.

I listen to this song my computer. In fact, most of the times, I listen to the song on my computer and avoid other devices. There are people who use their cellular phones as a storehouse of music and movies. But I am different than them. I do not prefer music in small devices, there should be loud sounds while I listen to music. I want to enjoy each of the beats. But the smaller devices like mobile phones cannot give me the experience. So, I always listen to the music from my personal computer. When I play the music on the PC, I enjoy every of the guitar strokes and the lyric.

The song was composed in only ten minutes and John Denver wrote the song marking his wife Annie Martell Denver. He was inspired to think about his wife. But my feelings are different than him. It makes me think about my boyfriend and how I am in love with him. It is like a prayer to me too. Each of the time, I have the same feelings when I listen to this song. The lyric makes me feel enter into my world of dream. I imagine the mountains, the springtime and the rain before me. Besides, I also pray to die in his arms as it is found in the song. 

Annie’s Song is mostly a love song. The musician had written the song after passing an intense moment with his wife. Then he suddenly felt that life without his wife is nothing to him. The song appeared in his mind. But the song has become my favourite not only for its lyrics, it also expresses some of the thoughts of human life. Living a life with a partner is always desirable and this is a matter of luck to die in the arms of the beloved ones. This is a unique opportunity and also a prayer to the Almighty. Though this was written as an ode to Annie Martell Denver, it became a very popular song around the world. By the same reason, this is my favourite song as well.

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