IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Singing 2
IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Singing
Do you like singing? Why?
There are just some occasions that I really like to sing, especially if I’m extremely happy. There are times when a song gets stuck in my head, and I find myself singing it, usually while doing the dishes or working. I don’t sing out loud in public, but I enjoy singing at a videoke. Most of the time, I play old songs that I like. I’m a big fan of bands like The Calling, Lifehouse, and others. Sometimes, when I’m upset, I lean towards emo and punk songs by Green Day or My Chemical Romance.
Have you ever learned how to sing?
Actually, I had the opportunity to learn, but I needed to grasp musical notes. Our teacher at the time was very strict, given his background in choir. He didn’t have the persona to entice young individuals to sing casually. The approach felt more professional, which wasn’t motivating for a younger version of myself. Consequently, I didn’t pursue it, and I don’t regret the decision; it’s not a skill I’ve missed over the years.
Who do you want to sing for?
It’s a bit cheesy, but I would like to sing for my family. In my younger days, I often thought about dedicating a song to someone I liked. Besides poetry, I believed that the ability to sing well could sweep someone off their feet. However, as I’ve grown older, I don’t feel the urge to dedicate songs to anyone anymore.
Do you think singing can bring happiness to people?
I cannot say it brings happiness to a significant degree, but it allows people to express themselves. Singing can be a stress reliever. For instance, if you’re frustrated at work, belting out profanity-laden rock music at a videoke can help release stress. It’s not necessarily happiness, but it allows you to pacify yourself and alleviate excess stress.
What kind of music do you like to sing?
I once dreamed of singing in a band, trying genres like rap and hard rock. However, they didn’t suit me. I found my comfort zone in singing emo punk songs by bands like My Chemical Romance and Green Day. I also enjoy slower songs from bands like The Calling.
Do you want to be a singer?
I did try to pursue it by learning to play the lead guitar. However, what discouraged me from being a singer was the prospect of performing in different places every night, often in environments where alcohol is served. I witnessed friends in that lifestyle, facing the challenges of unruly crowds. It didn’t seem like a stable career path, and the industry often doesn’t provide a clear trajectory for success. While some people continue to perform at an older age, it’s challenging to advance or climb the ladder. The uncertainty and potential for stagnation made me reconsider pursuing a career as a singer.
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