Giving opinions on music

Music vocabulary/Giving opinions practice

Objective Proficiency Unit 6

Ask each other for your opinions on topics below, using the question stems if you can.

(Western) classical music

(guitar) solo

(illegal) downloads

(traditional) court music

(traditional) folk music

12-tone music

70s music

80s music

A&R man

Brazilian music

Brit pop

DJ

EDM

J-pop/ Japanese pop music

Japanese R&B

Japanese hip hop

Japanese reggae

Japanese “idoru”

K-pop

MoR

New Age music

R&B

Shibuya-kei

TV talent shows

album

ambient/ chillout

annoying/ irritating

avant garde music

background music/ elevator music

banning songs (from the radio)

barbershop/ acappella

boy bands/ girl bands

bubblegum pop

busker/ street musician

catchy songs/ earworms

club/ disco

concept album

country (and western)

cover version

death metal/ speed metal

difficult second album

experimental music

festival

gig/ concert

headphones

heavy beat

heavy rock/ heavy metal

homage bands

hummable tunes

improvisation/ jamming

joining a choir

(juke box) musicals

karaoke

lip-synching

love songs

manufactured pop music

marching band/ military music

monotonous/ repetitive

movie soundtracks

mp3 (player)

music documentaries

music lessons

national anthems/ patriotic songs

novelty songs

opera/ operetta

overpriced

patriotic songs

political lyrics

pop videos

punk

rap/ hip hop

record/ vinyl

recorder

reggae

relaxing

religious music (gospel, Xmas carols, etc)

remixes

ridiculous lyrics/ silly lyrics

rock opera

rude lyrics

sampling

sentimental/ soppy

session musicians

soft rock

stadium concerts

streaming music

taboo lyrics

top ten hits

underground music

unoriginal

violent lyrics

world music


Questions stems

At what age…?

Do … need to…?

Do you think it is true that…?

Do you think men and women…?

How can people…?

How do… benefit from…?

How important do you think… is?

In a global world, should…?

In the past,… Is this a good thing do you think?

In what ways do people need to…?

Is it better to… or…?

Is it easier to… or…?

Is it more important for children to… or…?

Is it more important for… to… or…?

Is it natural for… to…?

Is it sometimes good to…?

Should (all) children be expected to…?

Some people say that… What do you think?

Sometimes… What do you think about that?

Today,…  Is this a good thing in your view?

What can… learn from…?

What do you think is the best… for…?

What is the appeal of…?

What is the best way to…?

What makes some people…?

What role does… play in…?

What… has had the greatest impact on…?

Why are so many people interested in…?

Why can…?

Why do some people prefer not to…?

Would… be better if…?

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