IELTS Speaking Test 9

There is no standard answer for Speaking exam so please use this as a reference


Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play.

You should say:

What the instrument looks like

How it sounds

What kind of people enjoy it

And also why you would like to be able to play it.


Sample Answer

I would really like to be able to play the piano. In the past I have learned how to play the drums and the guitar, although to be honest I’m not very good at either. I suppose I don’t have much musical talent. However, the piano always seemed so amazing to me. It is such a beautiful, classical instrument.

When I see people playing grand pianos on TV I am in awe at their ability. The piano is unlike any other kind of instrument in terms of sound. It really is incredible to hear someone play it well. Its range of sound is impressive, and a talented musician can bring an audience to tears, or instill any other kind of emotion just by hitting the keys in a certain order.

I think that any person could conceivably enjoy listening to the piano. In fact, even if you don’t think that you do, I’m sure you enjoy some music that features the piano. It is so versatile that it is frequently used in all kinds of musical genres.

I would love to be able to play the piano because it would allow me to affect people’s lives positively through music. The power of music is so important that it can change a person’s day just to hear a certain tune as they walk along. To be capable of playing the piano would be an important asset for my life.

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