Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:
• give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
• say what the pictures have in common
• say in what way the pictures are different
• say which of the concerts presented in the pictures you’d prefer
• explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
In the first picture we can see a band playing. Perhaps, they are playing jazz music, which is well seen by the instrument they are using. In the second one we can see a kid playing the piano. He might be having a musical exam in a school, he is very focused.
I can say that these two pictures are having much in common. They both are showing us a musical event. Both of them are related to music.
But there is a difference as well. In the picture on the left we see the audience, on the right – only the musician. The first one shows us some professional musicians, and a boy is a musical school’s student, I suppose. Also, the left one tells us about some musical festival (this information is given on the billboard at the top of the picture), meanwhile the right one tells about a musical exam, as I supposed earlier.
As for me, I’d prefer the concert presented in the picture number one, because I used to be a student in the musical school and I remember how hard it was to play alone on a big stage. Each exam and each concert was a big stress for me (for my teachers and my parents as well). I think that playing in a band is a bit more relaxing, because you feel other musicians near you.
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