Talking About Music in English

talking about music in English

Some of the most common types of music in Western Society are as follows:
• Pop (Britney Spears)
• Rock (Bon Jovi)
• Rap (Eminem)
• Reggae (Bob Marley)
• R&B (Usher)
• Country (Taylor Swift)
• Metal (Metallica)
• Heavy metal (AC/DC)
• Industrial heavy metal (Rammstein)
• Opera (Sarah Brightman)

Johnny: Rain, what kind of music do you listen to?
Rain: I have a wide taste in music. I like artists from Britney Spears to Eminem.
Johnny: Wow. Those are two really different artists. What is it about their music that you like?
Rain: I’ve always thought that Eminem is very real in his music – his music has a lot of truth to it. He also has a lot of songs that are silly and fun to sing along. Britney’s music is more like dance music. I like to dance to it and get my energy level up. I also like country music and metal. For me it’s all about how the music speaks to you. What it makes you feel or think about.
Johnny: I completely agree with you. I like reggae because it helps me chill out. I also find opera relaxing.
Rain: The music I listen to depends on my mood. Everyone likes different music for different reasons.
Johnny: Absolutely. Different strokes for different folks.

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Music has different effects on different people. Some people find it relaxing, some people find it stimulating. Some people listen to music to be inspired and some people listen to music because they find it emotionally releasing.

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