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IELTS Speaking Vocabulary - Music

James Liu October 12th, 2021

In this video you are going to learn some great vocabulary you can say about music. This video will be very, very helpful if you are taking the IELTS because they often ask you to talk about music in the speaking section.


Some music-related IELTS speaking questions:

  • Do you like music?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • Are you good at singing?
  • Do you play any instruments?
  • What kind of music do you listen to?

Vocabulary for describing the music/song you like

  • Catchy/singable
  • Get stuck in your head/earworm
  • Sing along
  • Taste in music
  • To be tone-deaf
  • Set my favorite song as a ringtone

Vocabulary for describing music shows and singers:

  • album/record/vinyl
  • Live show/gig/concert
  • singer/vocalist
  • A record label
  • A massive hit
  • Have a huge following
  • Head over heels
  • Fan base

Vocabulary for describing different types of music using the adjectives:

Types of music: 

Words to describe types of music

  • Classical music
  • Rock music
  • Hip-hop
  • K-pop
  • Punk music
  • Electronic music
  • Jazz
  • Fast temp/upbeat
  • Relaxing
  • Soft
  • Piercing
  • Warm
  • harmonic
  • Lively
  • Melancholic
  • Rhythmic
  • Catchy/singable
  • uplifting
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