On this page we’ve gathered useful IELTS speaking vocabulary for Music topic. It can be used to answer various questions about music on IELTS Speaking test and will help you achieve a high IELTS score.
- music genre: a distinct type of music. Famous music genres include.
He amassed important examples that hint at diverse tastes for classic genres.
- classical music: music that is thought to be a part of a long, formal tradition.
I like pop music but play classical music on the piano and clarinet.
- pop music: a genre of popular music.
One of the most famous pop-singers in the history are Michael Jackson and Madonna.
- rock music: music that is based around amplified instruments, especially the electric guitar and electric bass, and is characterized by driving rhythms.
My favorite music genre is rock. I adore such rock bands as Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles.
- catchy tune: a tune or a song that’s easy to remember and that you enjoy singing.
I heard a catchy song the other day and now it’s stuck in my head.
- elevator music: music that is played in places like supermarket or family restaurant. Almost always is very repetitive and annoying.
Yesterday I heard a very annoying elevator music in the local supermarket.
- live music: music performance in front of an audience.
I prefer listening to a live music than to a recording. It’s much more emotional and energetic.
- music to one’s ears: something (often information) very pleasant and enjoyable to someone.
When my teacher told me that I got the highest mark in the class for the assignment, it was like music to my ears.
- opera: a kind of performance in which actors sing during their play with music performed by an orchestra.
I often listen to classical music and go to opera.
- ringtone: sound that a cell phone makes when someone is calling.
I set my favorite song as a ringtone on my cell phone.
- rock band: musicians that play rock music.
Last week I was on my favorite rock band’s concert.
- tone deaf: not able to discern the notes properly.
Although I’m tone deaf, I’d like to learn to sing properly in the future.
- tuneful: pleasant and melodious music or sound.
I heard a tuneful choir of birds yesterday morning.
- to face the music: to have to accept the unpleasant consequences of your actions.
If you commit a crime, eventually, you’ll have to face the music.
- to ring a bell: to sound familiar.
I think I heard this song somewhere. It definitely rings a bell.
- to sound like a broken record: to repeat yourself again and again.
Little children often sound like a broken record and it annoys most people.
- to strike (hit) a false note: to do something wrong.
I realized that I hit a false note on the exam when I received a 0 mark afterwards.
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