Describe an interesting song IELTS cue card

Describe an interesting song IELTS cue card

Describe an interesting song IELTS cue card


Describe an interesting song

You should say:

What the song is?
What story the song tells? / What it is about?
Whether the song is popular?
And explain why you think it is interesting?

Sample Answer 1


Being a music enthusiast, I tend to listen to different types of music. Although I have listened to numerous songs, only a few are interesting. One interesting song, I have been listening to for ten years.

What the song is?

The song is ‘All is well”. It is from an Indian movie named Three Idiots.

What it is about?

The song is about how to approach life. We all have this habit of remaining worried about various issues in our life. Due to this reason, whenever we have conflicts in our lives. We tend to feel devastated.

This song tells us to remain cheerful even during challenging times. It further tells us that the unfortunate situations of our life could be changed when we handle the conflicts in our lives adroitly.

The punchline of the song “All is well” gives a message that whenever we are in an unfortunate situation, we need to say to our mind that all is well. This practice helps us encourage our minds to find solutions to the problem.

Whether the song is popular? And explain why you think it is interesting?

This song is popular among people from all walks of life. There are numerous examples of people who experienced a paradigm shift in their lives after listening to this song.

This song is interesting because it motivates us to think beyond the conventional domain. There is no escaping the fact that we all tend to worry about unnecessary things. This song tells us to live life enthusiastically.

Sample Answer 2


There is no denying this conviction that music is an integral part of our lives. During challenging times, it makes us feel comfortable. And when we go through a purple patch, it advises us to be humble.

Although there are many songs that I listen to when I am happy, when I go through a lean patch, I listen to an interesting song.

What the song is?

The song is “We shall overcome”. Famous singer Peter Seeger has sung this song. 

What it is about?

It is a motivational song, and its lyrics provide three messages. The first one is togetherness. It is intuitively true that the world is not a peaceful place, because many people and nations fight over trivial issues. Apart from this, numerous terrorist activities take place in numerous countries. The prominent reason for this is differences among people. A day would come one all people would be together.

The second message says that there would be peace in the world. Nations will stop fighting with each other, and people from diverse backgrounds and cultures will work together to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

The last stanza of the song reminds us that one day the fear inside us would come to an end. That change would help us to live our lives with confidence.

Whether the song is popular? And explain why you think it is interesting?

This song is popular because of its heart touching lyrics. This song is interesting because it encourages us to think beyond the conventional domain. Moreover, it gives us hope that all our problems are temporary and solutions are not far away.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an interesting song”.

1. Do teenagers and adults enjoy the same kind of songs?

The choice of songs thrives primarily on personal taste. Most teenagers prefer songs with fast beats, and adults choose to listen to songs with good lyrics and melodious music.

2. What are the factors, which make people like a song?

A song that appeals to people usually consists of good lyrics, and a melodious voice

3. On which occasions do people in your country sing together?

People in my country sing together on various occasions such as birthday parties, wedding celebrations and musical shows.

4. Which kinds of songs are suitable for children? Why?

I think the songs which have inspirational lyrics are suitable for children. The songs must give a message to society.

5. What do old people like to listen to?

Older people like to listen to religious songs. Moreover, they listen to the songs of their era.

6. How would your grandfather feel if you gave him some hip hop music to listen to?

My grandfather has this uncanny knack for doing things beyond the conventional domain. If I gave him some hip hop music, he would listen to it with attention. He would like it or not, the time would tell.

7. Why do you think old people like old songs?

Yes, older people like old songs because they feel more connected whenever they listen to such songs. Moreover, sometimes they go nostalgic while hearing the tunes of their times.

8. Why do you think people of different age groups have different favourite songs?

The prominent reason for this is the change in the mindset of people as they grow. During childhood, we listen to funny songs. While during young days, romantic songs gain prominence. On the other hand, during the older years people pay attention to religious and devotional music.

9. What kinds of music do (small) children in India like to listen to?

Irrespective of whether they understand the lyrics or not, small children in India listen to music with fast beats.

10. What are the differences between popular music and the music that (young) children like to listen to?

There is no difference as such. Most of the children follow popular music.

11. Why do some people like to play music (= play a musical instrument} in the open?

They do it for two reasons. Firstly they want to leave a good impression on others by playing a musical instrument in open. In short, they wish to exhibit their talent.

The other apparent reason is that they get into flow while playing music in natural surroundings.

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4.Describe a course that impressed you a lot

5.Describe an interesting song

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7.Describe an interesting conversation you had with your friend

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9.Desribe a long walk you ever had

10.Describe an item of clothing that someone gave you

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