Cue Card # 67: Your favourite musician/singer

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 67

Describe your favourite musician/singer.

You should say:

  • who is he/she
  • what type of songs he/she composes or sings
  • how long you have been listening to his/her music

and explain why he/she is your favourite musician/singer.

[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 – all kinds of music – because they stimulate my mind and body, and because they make me happy and put me in the mood. But, when it comes to describing as to why one is my favourite musician or singer, it becomes a real challenge for me because I am no music expert. However, I will still try my best to describe my favourite singer.

He is nicknamed as the “King of Pop”. He is also regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century, and one of the most successful and influential entertainers of his era. He came with an undeniable gift of music which pretty much changed the trajectory of pop music forever. He is Michael Jackson.

He is my favourite singer and perhaps will remain so for the rest of my life. Michael Jackson wasn’t only a singer but also a very gifted songwriter. In addition to that, he also did the background vocals and beat for his songs. His songs had beautiful lyrics, meaning and passion. Most of the songs he wrote were number one hits. His songs are timeless classics and people never get tired of listening to his music. Michael Jackson was such a prolific singer that he had sung all kinds of songs from every American genre which included rock, r&b (rhythm and blues music), rap, pop, disco and Motown. He sang with power, and felt genuine emotion, no matter whatever kind of songs he was singing. I have been listening to his music for almost 10 years- since I was about 10 years old, and he has never ceased to amaze me since then.

Michael Jackson is my favourite singer for a number of reasons. The first reason is that he had a very huge vocal range, and he could hold a note for very long. He is my favourite singer also because no other singer makes me feel as cheerful and energetic as him. Besides, he has always entertained me with his sharp and extraordinary “moonwalk” dance performance.

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