IELTS Cue Card: Describe a song that means something special to you

Describe a song that means something special to you

IELTS Cue Card Question 149 with Model Answer:

Describe a song that means something special to you.

You should say:
  • what is it about
  • who the singer is
  • how often you listen it
and explain why this song has a special meaning to you.
[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:
The song I prefer most is ‘My Heart Will Go On’ that has been used in the 1997 blockbuster movie ‘Titanic’. The song is about the promise to keep someone in heart till the death. Life goes on. But there is some emptiness around. The song is about the emptiness and reassurance to keep the beloved in heart.  The song has a special meaning to me.

The movie – Titanic belongs to the romantic genre but the final scene is highly pathetic and many of the audiences have even dropped tears for the tragic event between the male and female protagonists. Since my first watching of the movie, I am in love with the song. The lyric of this specific song tells about the inner feelings of my heart as well. The song is also about the lacking of the dear ones. It promises to keep the dear one inside the heart. The unfulfilled desire to love the man is hurting the woman inside. So, she is in the mood which the song describes. It is pathetic to live a life without the desired man or woman and if someone is to live, life becomes dull and boring. The song is all about such a situation that Rose (the leading female character in the movie) experienced throughout her entire life. She was in love with Jack, a penniless painter. But if everything went right, she could have formed a nice family with Jack. But the disaster with the ship did not allow her dream to come true. The lyric describes her inner thoughts and feelings. Though she formed her own family later, she did not find peace and was in search of her real love that she left on the mid-sea. The song lyric slowly describes the situation and creates a sense of sadness and sympathy for Rose.           

Famous Canadian singer Celine Dion has sung this outstanding song. She is a woman of diversified talents. She is a singer, songwriter, sometimes participates in acting and even a businesswoman as well. She was born on March 30 in 1968 in Quebec. She was brought up in an extended family and started her career at an early age. She started singing when she was a teen and experienced different struggling periods. Her recognition came during the 1980s and she started winning different awards in several contests. Some of her albums have been released in French during the 1980 and she signed with Canadian studio. She emerged as a pop artist with her English album named Unison. As a result, her name spread as an influential pop artist throughout North America. Consequently, she started releasing English albums in line with French albums and has established herself as one the most successful pop singer in the world. She is the female singer who has established herself as the most popular singer in several languages. She is equally skilled in English and French language and sings different songs in both of the languages. She took a break at the end of 1999 to be with her husband who was diagnosed with cancer and came back again in the singing arena in 2002.

This is the best song ever for me and there are no specific times for me to play the song. When I am at my office in the morning, I play the song whenever I want. Besides, I have a copy of the song on my iPod and listen during the walk in the morning. Sometimes I like the song in the evening when I feel cheerless without any specific reasons. Besides, there are even no special moods for me as well but when I start listening, a sense of gloominess covers me up.

The song is very special to me. It has a deeper meaning. It tells a tragedy. Falling in love is natural but when someone loses the beloved even before having any formal relationship, the events turn worst and the sorrows have no limits actually. I was unfamiliar with the song until watching the movie. After watching the movie, the song ticked into my brain and I found the original song from the internet. It was 2009 when I first watched the movie and get the song. Since then I play the song at least once in a day. I am in fact in love with the lyrics. The song is all about the untold sorrows of a woman who lost her love on the sea. I feel sympathetic for her and sometimes try to feel like her. It is also special to me as I have also lost my man. He was in the army and died in an accident. We were set to get married but the accident shattered our dreams. A sense of emptiness surrounds me. Everything appears worthless. Thereby, it appears that all the lines of the songs are composed for me only. Thus I like the song very much.

If you can talk about the cue card topic “Describe a song that means something special to you.” you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe your favourite song. 
  • Describe a song you often listen to. 
  • Describe a song or music that you really like.