Flo-Joe for Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Music Vocabulary

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe music.


Complete each definition with the correct words:

A) Another word to describe a band.
A musical event often held out in the open.
C) A large group of people who play different instruments together and are led by a conductor.
D) A type of music often enjoyed by younger people.
E) Someone who plays a guitar, piano, violin etc.
F) A piano has one of these.
G) Music by Bach or Beethoven is an example of this kind of music.
H) People like to go here to dance.
Another word for a musical performance.
J) A guitar or a violin for example.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) group, B) festival, C) orchestra, D) pop, E) musician, F) keyboard, G) classical, H) disco, I) concert, J) instrument.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with one of the words from the previous quiz. These words were:


A) I met my wife at a local where I asked her to dance.
My daughter often goes to Glastonbury, which is an open-air in the UK.
C) Can you play any musical ?
D) I really enjoy listening to music, especially Wagner and Tchaikovsky.
E) She's a very talented and can play the guitar, the piano and the violin.
F) My boyfriend is the lead singer in a called 'The Matters'.
G) The was conducted by a young man from a local school.
H) The music was so loud at the my ears were hurting.
I) The piano was in good condition although the was badly damaged.
J) Younger people spend billions of pounds on music every year.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) disco, B) festival, C) instruments, D) classical, E) musician, F) group, G) orchestra, H) concert, I) keyboard, J) pop. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Do you prefer pop music or classical music?
Have you ever been to a festival?
Can you play any instruments?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

I love listening to music in my spare time. What about you?

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.