IELTS Preparation

Describe a musical event in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 263 with Model Answer:

Describe a musical event in your country.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when and where it takes place
  • what kind of music is played

and say what type of people participate this musical event mostly.

[You
will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one
minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes
to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Musical events are one of the most impressive things and I never miss chances to attend in such event. Recently my college arranged for a musical event here in India and I joined there as an audience.

This event was organized marking the fresher’s reception of the college and it annually does the same thing. The event goes on round the day and since this is aimed to entertain the youths, the participants are from local band groups who perform some special music on the day. In fact, this is one of the most important musical event that many of the students wait round the year only to enjoy this musical event.

After the secondary examination is over and the result is published, students apply to get admit into colleges. Once all the other formalities and necessary activities are done, the colleges welcome their students and each of the colleges have their respective traditions to welcome the newly admitted pupils. My college is also welcoming the fresher’s with an exceptional way and it organizes for a musical concert on the welcoming day. Moreover, the college authority also tries to entertain the new students with different other ways like providing light snacks and drinks and any other small present like pens and folders etc.


The event is organized aiming to welcome the students of the eleventh grade and considering their preferences, the college authority arranges for the musical event and mostly rock music is played here. The college authority has decided to play rock music as the youths of the present age are almost unfamiliar with the other types of music except the rock genre. So, according to their choice, a band is invited to perform on the stage. Sometimes, the authority invites an entire band and in some cases, solo rock singers are invited. Besides, it also depends based on the availability of the singers or bands.

The event is participated mostly by the students and sometimes some of the curious parents also come to enjoy the events. Besides, when the event begins, some of the local people are also found here to enjoy the event. Usually there are no restrictions for the outsiders unless they are creating any forms of troubles like teasing the female students or others. In such cases, the violators are handed over to the law enforcers. However, the musicians perform their bests and the students and the audiences present in the ground become gradually excited with the performances and even some of them are seen dancing as well. The musical event becomes a great place for enjoyment for the students and the locals too.

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