Lời giải ĐỀ THI IELTS 19/12/2021

Lời giải Task 1:

The pie charts compare three ways in which students learned English in Countries A, B and C in 2010 and 2015.

Overall, online learning was more popular in 2015 than in 2010. The highest proportion of students studied English at evening classes.

In 2010, 94% of students in Country C learned English at evening classes compared with 72% and 70% in Countries B and A, respectively. In Country A, one quarter of  students who were learning English went abroad, while in Countries B and C, the figures were 20% and 6%, respectively. Only 5% of students learned English online in Country A and 8% in Country B, whereas in Country C there was no online English learning.

In contrast, in 2015, the percentage of online students of English doubled in Country A, and increased 4 times in Country B. In Country C, 15% of students now learned English online. However, the proportion of students learning English at evening classes fell in all the countries, but most significantly in Country B where the figure decreased to below half. Finally, the percentage of those studying English abroad remained relatively stable, although it fell by half in Country C.

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Lời giải Task 2:

It is true that in many countries, young people do not attend classical music concerts or play classical music themselves.  While there are a number of reasons for this, I do not believe that young people should be encouraged to become interested in classical music.

This lack of interest in classical music among young people can be explained. Firstly, the cost of entrance to a classical concert venue, such as an opera house, is usually prohibitive. Classical compositions are traditionally works of music which have been performed exclusively for the rich, whereas most young people in today’s world simply cannot afford a concert ticket. Secondly, in terms of playing classical music, this takes time.  Playing classical music demands skills in reading music and years of dedicated practice in order to reach an advanced level and join a resident orchestra.

I would argue that it is misguided to encourage young people to be connoisseurs of classical music. One reason is that it is difficult to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a genre of music which has no relation to a person’s own culture. For example, the music of Mozart or Beethoven dates from another century and another place, and it has little relevance to the lives of young people today. Another reason is that young people should be motivated to express themselves when they are playing music or even when listening to live music at a concert.  As a part of culture, music must have some meaning for young people, their thoughts, hopes and dreams, and popular music is more likely to provide this.

In conclusion, there are reasons which explain why young audiences do not go to classical music concerts or play classical music, and I believe that they should not be forced to do so.

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Vocabulary from art:

  • a concert venue
    Meaning: a place where people go to listen to live music at an organized event
    Example: Cities offer many concert venues for music-lovers, such as the Paris Opera.
  • an opera house
    Meaning: a dedicated building such as a theatre or other venue, in which the performers sing while the orchestra plays the music
    Example: The financial costs of running an opera house are very high, and so ticket prices to see an opera are expensive.
  • a work of music
    Meaning: a piece of music
    Example: The performance featured works of music by artists from different parts of the world.
  • a resident orchestra
    Meaning: a large group of people who play musical instruments together in the same venue.
    Example: In most cities, a resident orchestra must receive a subsidy from the local authority in order to survive financially.
  • to be a connoisseur of
    Meaning: an expert on matters involving the judgment of beauty, quality or skill in art or music
    Example: In order to enjoy beautiful paintings, it is not necessary to be a connoisseur of works of art.
  • the aesthetic qualities of something
    Meaning: The qualities related to beauty and understanding the beauty of something.
    Example: One advantage of studying the arts is that students learn to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of paintings, literature and music.
  • genres of music
    Meaning: particular types or styles of music
    Example: Different genres of music tend to be favoured by different age groups, with classical music more popular among the elderly.
  • to express oneself
    Meaning: to communicate some idea or emotion through speech, writing, painting, music or some other form of art
    Example: Schools should encourage pupils to express themselves through art, music or creative writing in order to stimulate their imagination.
  • live music
    Meaning: music that is not recorded – it is performed at the same time as people listen to it
    Example: Without funding from governments, it is doubtful whether live music would survive.
  • popular music
    Meaning: music of the type which is listened to by a large number of people, with a strong rhythm and simple tunes.
    Example: It would be a pity if young people only listened to popular/pop music and had no knowledge of traditional folk songs.

Other vocabulary:

  • prohibitive [adjective]:
    Meaning: the very high cost or price of something, which prevents people from buying something or doing something
    Example: She wanted to buy the sofa, but unfortunately she couldn’t because the price was prohibitive.
  • exclusively [adverb]:
    Meaning: for only one particular person, group or use
    Example: The new luxury hotel was built exclusively for wealthy tourists.
  • misguided [adjective]:
    Meaning: wrong, because you have judged a situation badly
    Example: John was misguided to leave his job, because now he has been unemployed for six months.