Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn from 8+ answers and vocab. about live vs. recorded music.

On the IELTS Speaking Exam, you may be asked questions about music; more specifically, the difference between live music (concerts/shows) and recorded music (MP3’s, albums).

Many students do not live in a place, or come from a place, in which they have the opportunity to attend many live music events, so these questions offer particular challenges to them.

Even if you have seen a concert, the 8+ answers and vocabulary today will help you on your next IELTS Exam!





IELTS Questions:

Do you prefer listening to live or recorded music?

Would you like to perform on stage?

8+ Vocab. Used in Today’s Answers:

Big into live shows– really like going to live music events

Mosh pit– a lot of people dancing in circles and running into each other, usually at Punk Rock shows

Homebodyperson who prefers to be at home


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Soundtrack– music which plays in the background of other things happening

Heck yeah!– phrase used to emphatically say ‘yes’

Fancy myself a ____– To think you are a certain kind of person

Have the pipes– Able to sing well

Front man– lead singer of a band

Genetically gifted– Good at something because your mother and father gave you that talent

On pitch– sing or play on the right notes

Choose 3-4 of today’s words/phrases and practice answering the IELTS questions in the lesson, according to your own preferences and experiences.

How would you use these words/phrases?

Share your examples in the comments section below!

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