“Describe your favorite singer or actor” is not a tough topic, but to be able to answer this topic correctly, you need a good vocabulary and the ability to develop natural ideas.
“Describe your favorite singer or actor” is a new topic of IELTS Speaking September to December 2021 Part 2.
Describe your favorite singer or actor
Describe your favorite singer or actor Cue card
You should say:
- Who he/she is
- What his/her personality is like
- What kind of style his/her music/acting belongs to
- And explain why you like him/her
Describe your favorite singer or actor Sample answer
Well, I’d like to talk about an American singer-songwriter whose name is Bea Miller. About two years ago, one of my friends sang a beautiful song called Brand New Eyes at a New Year’s party that my class held. I really took a liking to that song and looked it up online right away. Then I found the original singer of it, Bea Miller. She’s only in her twenties and definitely has great potential with her pop-rock career.
Bea has an incredible smoky voice that is ear candy to me. Whenever I put on my headphones and listen to her songs with her sexy and raspy singing voice, I feel like the whole world suddenly calms down and all my bad emotions go always. I have to say her calming singing voice is an amazing natural gift that she has. It’s not something you can get from practice.
Plus, normally, singers have only two or three good songs on an album at most, and their songs are mostly the same style. But Bea’s music is very diverse. I mean, every song she writes is unique but also catchy. I really admire her talent for music writing as well.
Anyway, she’s a celebrity idol and also a very talented young lady. I believe she will go a long way in music. Now, there are still tons of people who don’t know her but I look forward to seeing her blow everyone away.
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Describe your favorite singer or actor Part 3
1. What kind of music do people like at different ages?
I think that when people are young, they like loud and exciting music like pop and rock. They tend to listen to whatever’s trendings. They also like music they can dance to, so it needs a good beat and a catchy hook. As people get older, they might gravitate toward more classic types of rock or even quieter genres like folk or country. But I definitely know people who have varied music tastes that don’t change as they get older.
2. What kind of music is popular in China now and what kind will be in the future?
Right now, pop music is definitely at the top of the charts in China. It’s what most people listen to on a daily basis. That makes sense because it’s literally designed to be catchy and get stuck in people’s heads . I’m not really sure what will be popular in the future, but I think that EDM might have resurgences. It’s similar to pop, but it’s more experimentals. It sounds like a good genre for the future.
3. Do Chinese parents require their children to learn to play musical instruments?
No, I don’t think so. Even though a lot of parents sign their children up for music classes so they can learn to play musical instruments, they just account for a small proportion or all parents in China. I mean, learning a musical instrument can really cost you an arm and a legs, and not every family can afford the expenses. Plus, a lot of Chinese parents have a mindset that’s good grades at school always come first, so learning music is more like developing a hobby for their children rather than an essential part of education.
4. Why do some people like to listen to live music while others prefer CDs?
Well, some people love how exciting a live performance is. There’s a type of energy that you don’t experience when you’re listening to a recording. It’s also amazing to see the musicians right before your eyes. But some people like CDs because it’s a more intimate listening experience. You don’t have to be around other people. You can just listen and have the volume as high or as low as you want.
5. Can everyone sing well?
No, I don’t think everyone can sing well. Granted, there’s always room to improve. Even if you aren’t naturally talented at singing, you can take vocal lessons to sing better. But I think that for some people, they’re just never going to get to that place. They might just be tone-deaf and you can’t really do anything about that. So it seems to me that singing isn’t a skill everyone can master.
6. Should children start learning music at an early age?
Yeah, I suppose that children should start learning music as soon as they can. It’s a great skill that will take them far in life, even if they don’t pursue music as a career. It’s been shown that learning music can improve your memory and make you better at math. So if children learn music at a young age, they’ll be able to develop those skills as they grow up. In addition, exposing children to music can help them understand their feelings better and be more sympathetic, which is helpful to their social skills as well.
7. What kinds of music do children like to listen to?
I think children like listening to upbeat music. They like something that sounds happy and bright. They don’t like music that’s slow and gloomy. They also don’t typically like music without any lyrics. They just want to dance around and sing along. So pop music is usually a favourite for kids. The simple chords and catchy melodies are really entertaining to them. It’s cute to watch kids enjoy music like that.
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