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Music (Part 1) | Pre-intermediate Vocabulary

music part 1 preintermediate vocabulary lesson in English cover

Describing music in English

Do you like music? Most people enjoy listening to it. There are many different genres of music and ways to listen to it. In this lesson, learn more vocabulary about describing music in English.

Learn 13 words to describe music

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Music Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Play this memory game to remember the vocabulary

Match the words to the pictures. Sound on (🔊) if you want to hear the pronunciation of the vocabulary terms

Exercise 2 – Review the vocabulary with these flashcards

Exercise 3 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 4 – Listening exercise, music

Exercise 1

Match the words to the pictures. Sound on (🔊) if you want to hear the pronunciation of the vocabulary terms

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review 13 vocabulary terms to describe music

albuma long musical recording on a record, CD, etc., that usually includes a set of songs
banda usually small group of musicians who play popular music together
classicalrelating to music in a European tradition that includes opera and symphony and that is generally considered more serious than other kinds of music
genrea particular type or category of literature or art
hip-hopthe stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap
jazza type of American music with lively rhythms and melodies that are often made up by musicians as they play
musicalof or relating to music
operaa kind of performance in which actors sing all or most of the words of a play with music performed by an orchestra
popof or relating to popular music
rapa type of music that has words that are spoken with the rhythm instead of being sung
rocka kind of popular music with a strong beat that is played on instruments that are made louder electronically
soula popular style of music expressing deep emotion
tunea series of musical notes that produce a pleasing sound when played or sung