Vocabulary - less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)


1 -What is a song that you can't get enough of?
2 - Are you an accomplished singer or a two-bit singer?
3  - Which singer is a household name in your country? How long did it take mthem to make their name?
4 - What's life like for a singer who's made the big time in your country?
5 - What music enjoys widespread popularity among teens in your country? Does it experience the same popularity among adults?
6 - Is it safe to say that rock is a pretty popular form of music? Or is it incredibly, not particularly, or somewhat popular?
7 - Is classical music on the decline in your country or is it holding its own?
8 - Have any styles of music produced in your country ever gone through a golden period?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

1 - What types of music are popular in your country?
2 - Does it depend on age?
3 - How often do people listen to music in your country?
4 - What music was popular before?
5 - What is more important in a song, lyrics or music?
6 - What different devices do people use to listen to music?
7 - What are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?
8 - Which ones will people still use in the future?
9 - How important have music videos become?
10 - Do you think that the appearance of music video clips has had a positive or negative effect on music quality?
11 - What about concerts, what non-musical aspects of concerts have
come to the fore?

Long-turn (IELTS part2)

Talk about a device you use to listen to music

  • What is it
  • Why do you use this device
  • Are there disadvantages

and how popular is it among other people?

Talk about a concert you would like to go to

  • Which one is it
  • Why do you want to go
  • Who would you like to go with

and what would you like to do after the concert?

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