IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
You should talk about:
- What is it?
- What poem/song is it from?
- How did you know about it?
- How do you feel about it?
Sample Answer for IELTS Cue Card Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
(What is it?) Whenever we get bored, we eventually listen to songs as it takes a person to some other world away from stress, eases and relaxes our mind. I’d like to talk about a peculiar song and one specific line from it which hits hard. The line is ‘He said: ‘One day you’ll leave this world behind, So live a life you will remember’. (What song is it from?) This line is from the song ‘The Nights’ by Avicii, and it is one of my favourite songs. This line specifically conveys the message that one day we are all going to leave this world behind, and so we need to live a life that everyone will remember. This line was told by his father to Avicii when he was just a child. (How did you know about it?) I heard the song when I was with my cousins, and after hearing it for the first time, I was quite impressed as the song was super energizing, and the lyrics had a darker meaning. While I searched for the song on Google, I came to know that Avicii had committed suicide due to depression. (How do you feel about it?) Thereafter, I started listening to the song very often, whenever I felt low, as the song galvanized and motivated me. He has immortalized himself through meaningful lyrics. Although Avicii has left this world, people will always reminisce about him.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
Peculiar(verb): special or different.
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Eg: Rose’s peculiar behaviour worried her parents.
Convey(verb): transfer or transporting a message.
Eg: When her mother couldn’t attend the wedding, she conveyed her regards.
Galvanized(adj): to stimulate or excite as if an electric shock.
Eg: The captain talked loudly and galvanized his team.
Depression: a mood disorder that affects a person’s life.
Eg: When her wife expired, he went into depression.
Immortalized(verb): confer ensuring fame upon; commemorate.
Eg: The battle was immortalized in a famous poem.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 (Discussion)
Are you good at memorizing things?
Honestly speaking, I don’t have a photographic memory. I can memorize and remember things only to an extent. For this reason, I try to note down the vital details and information on my notepad, which I carry with me.
Do you think children like the rhythm of songs & poems?
Yes, Children like a poem or a song with a rhythm that makes them easy to grasp and learn. That is one of the reasons why we see toddlers thumping and moving to melodious tunes. They can understand these tunes much better with songs and poems. Moreover, they are receptive to new things and remember exactly how they’re taught.
Do you think it’s easier for children to learn songs or poems than adults?
Yes, Children tend to learn faster, be it a song or a poem, because of the unique characteristics in their brains. Their brains are not occupied with thousands of things at a time. Thus, they can concentrate better and learn more from the songs and poems that they hear. Adults are always preoccupied.
What can people learn from poems or songs?
There is so much to learn from poems or songs. To begin with, these artistic pieces define how imaginative somebody can be. Also, people can try to understand and learn the hidden meanings from songs and poems because they describe the author’s experience in love, success, failure, betrayal, etc.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Extent: the importance or length of something
Eg: I can handle ignorant behaviour only to an extent. After that, I cut off from the person.
Eg: Eating proper, nutritious food is vital for our immune system.
Grasp: to hold something firmly
Eg: My mother grasps my hand firmly before crossing the road
Receptive: ready to hear new thoughts, ideas, etc.
Eg: When it comes to travelling, I am receptive to your thoughts.
Betrayal: breaking the trust
Eg: I cannot handle betrayal in a relationship.