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:
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.