Âm nhạc là một trong những chủ đề thường gặp trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 3. Dưới đây là tổng hợp các từ vựng cơ bản và những câu hỏi thông dụng liên quan đến topic Music. Mời các bạn tiếp tục theo dõi!

1. Từ vựng về Music

Music genres/subgenres: Thể loại âm nhạc / nhánh phụ của 1 thể loại âm nhạc

Melody: giai điệu

Rhythm: nhịp điệu (của bài hát)

Pop / rock / classical / country / jazz / hip-hop / blues / music theatre / indie / instrumental / rap / folk / popular / mainstream: (các thể loại âm nhạc) nhạc pop / rock / cổ điển / đồng quê / jazz / hip hop / trữ tình / nhạc

kịch / indie / nhạc không lời /  nhạc rap / nhạc xưa-quê hương / loại nhạc phổ biến / nhạc chính chuyên đang thịnh hành

Tone deaf (adj): không biết về âm nhạc

Catchy (adj): bắt tai

Tuneful (adj): êm tai

Cheer me up (v) làm tôi vui vẻ, hào hứng

Live concert/live performance: buổi diễn âm nhạc

Be in bad/good mood: tâm trạng tồi tệ/tốt

Chill out (v): thư giãn

Golden era (n): thời kỳ hoàng kim

Musical instrument (n): nhạc cụ

Sing me to sleep (v) đưa tôi vào giấc ngủ

Lullaby (n): bài hát ru

Buoyed up (adj): feel cheerful

Podcast (n): tập tin âm thanh về một chủ đề gì đó

Listen on repeat (v): nghe đi nghe lại

Energetic (adj): tràn đầy năng lượng

Choir (n): dàn hợp xướng

Ambience (n): môi trường, bầu không khí xung quanh

Harmonious (adj): hài hòa, du dương

Mellow/light (adj): êm dịu/ nhẹ

Pure/bright/vibrant (adj): trong trẻo/tươi sáng/ sống động

Dark/harsh/rough (adj): u tối/khó nghe/thô

Dull/boring (adj): chán, tẻ nhạt

Taste (in music): gu âm nhạc

A (massive) hit (n): bài/cú hit lớn

Sing along to (v): hát theo

Adore/be in to (v): ưu ái, ngưỡng mộ/chìm đắm vào

Debut album/song (n): ca khúc/album ra mắt

Compose (v) sáng tác

Music lover (n): người yêu nhạc

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Music

What do old people like to listen to?

I think they listen to the music of their youth to recapture the same feelings they had once. It was music where they already knew the lyrics and the rhythm. It seems like every previous generation valued newer ones for their music. They simply don't understand newer music and the familiarity of the music they know is a great motivator to stick with it.

How would your grandfather feel if you gave him some hip hop music to listen to?

Honestly, he would most likely be appalled by so many aspects of hip hop music. Hip hop music is extremely different from the music of his contemporaries. He lives a straight and narrow life so I think he would think that hip hop glorifies inappropriate topics like drugs, sex, and violence.

But I think if he gives it a chance, I might find some hip hop that he can enjoy. Especially any artist that focuses more on singing about passions, goals, or hard work, he'll have an easier time when it comes to that kind of content.

Why do you think people of different age groups have different favourite songs?

The first reason is due to trends over time and the second reason is because of nostalgia. Music is not immune to trends, the '70s had disco, the '80s had synths and the '90s had punk and grunge. Depending on when you were born, there will be trends that shape your life experiences and music is no exception.

And as people get older, they stop consuming music as often as they did when they were younger, so you develop a sense of nostalgia for what used to be what closed their minds to new music and caused generational rift.

What kinds of music do (small) children in your country like to listen to?

Children in my country love pop songs that are remixed or turned into children's parodies. They like songs that are repetitive and fast-paced, which makes it easier for them to learn and sing along. A perfect example of this is the Baby Shark that has spread around the world. It's a catchy tune with a simple repeat pattern. It was not as poetic as the songs, but the children were enthralled with it.

What do you think influences a young person’s taste in music?

I would say that the first people to make an impact on young people's tastes are their family and friends. In the beginning, children often get to listen to whatever music adults like during their time at home, travelling, and simply leisure time.

Initially, adults controlled the selection, so many of their first favorite bands or singers resembled those of their parents or cousins. They offer new and exciting alternatives to what parents have provided to expand their musical range.

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