Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played.

You should say
What was the event?
Where were you?
What music was like?
And explain why you didn’t like the music?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer


  • I love to listen to music.
  • I like loud music like which is used in parties.
  • I listen to music while working and driving.

What was the event? And where are you?

  • Here I am going to talk about an event which I attended last year in my hometown.
  • It was a retirement party for my uncle. His name is.
  • He was retired from the Indian army.
  • Everything was perfect at the party, such as delicious food, beautiful decoration.

Explain why you did not like the music?

  • Nevertheless, the music was not too good. My uncle is very fond of old songs and sad songs.
  • The DJ boy was playing all these kinds of songs instead of playing party songs.
  • I requested Dj boy to play some party songs, but he said the organizer gave him strict instructions to play only those songs which Mr. Liked.
  • I had to attend the whole party because I did not want to disappoint my uncle.



  • I love listening to music.
  • In fact, I listen to music while cooking, while cleaning and even while studying/working.
  • And I generally enjoy all genres of music from pop to rock to jazz.

What was the event? and Where were you?

  • But few years I attended a concert by Sunidhi Chauhan, and I didn’t enjoy it one bit.
  • There were mainly two reasons for it.
  • First, Sunidhi herself didn’t show up.
  • I was and still am a big Sunidhi Chauhan fan, and it was a great disappointment.

What music was like?

  • The greatest singers of the world could have come to the stage and I would still have been disappointed.
  • I was really looking forward to hearing Sunidhi live for the first time.
  • So, I was very disheartened.
  • The second reason was the backup singers seemed like amateurs.
  • They didn’t involve the crowd at all.
  • Their performance was very dull and monotonous.

And explain why you didn’t like the music?

  • I didn’t feel like I was attending a live performance at all.
  • In fact, after a while, none of us were paying any attention to the songs being played.
  • The music was also too loud, and it was hurting the ears.
  • I remember many people asked the event managers to lower the volume of the loudspeakers.
  • What added insult to injury was that the event managers refused to refund the money.
  • Some of the people even fought and got their money back, but I was too tired to fight then.
  • I left the concert quite early.
  • More than anything else, I never got an opportunity to hear her live again, I don’t know if I will get an opportunity in the future too.
  • It might remain a dream.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played”.

1. Why do so many young people spend a lot of money on concerts?
I think it is mainly because of the experience. Hearing a singer on the screen can never match the feeling of hearing them live. Also, I think it’s about spending quality time with friends.

2. Do you think older people like the same music as young people?
I feel young people like pop, rock music, basically any music that they can dance to. They don’t care about the lyrics; they care more about the fast beats. Old people are more into soft, slow, music. They actually pay more attention to the lyrics.

3. Do you think music concerts are suitable for old people to attend?
I think it might be physically taxing for the old people to stand for so long at a concert. But otherwise, I think if the old people can manage the physical exertion, the concerts are certainly suitable. Today many concerts also offer chairs, where older people can sit and enjoy the show rather than having to stand.

4. Why do shopping malls often have background music?
I think the music is there to enhance the experience of shopping. We remember shopping through not only sight but also through music playing in the background.

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