IELTS Speaking Part 1: Musical Instruments
1. What types of musical instruments do you like to listen to?
I like to explore all genres of music, but currently, I am learning how to play the guitar, so most of the time, I like to listen to guitar songs and melodies. Besides that, I also enjoy listening to piano music, especially when I need to concentrate on my work.
2. When do you like to listen to music?
I love being immersed in pleasant, harmonious sounds. Therefore, I would turn some music on whenever I am alone, except for when I am sleeping of course. In a typical work day, I usually listen to music in the morning, right after I wake up, so that I can boost my energy and prepare myself for the day.
3. Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child?
No, I didn’t. The town where I was born was extremely poor, and people back then were too busy trying to just get by. They, including me, literally worked all day long, leaving no time for entertainment or self-improvement activities. That’s why as a kid, I was not given the chance to even touch an instrument, much less learning to play it.
4. Do you think all children should learn to play a musical instrument?
Yes, of course. I strongly believe that when a kid learns how to play an instrument, he or she will be able to develop positive traits like patience, discipline, and commitment. I am learning one myself and I’ve seen huge benefits from it. The only thing I regret is that no one encouraged me to do so throughout my childhood.