Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of the public. You should say
- Where were you?
- What did you sing?
- How did you feel?
Sample Answer of Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of the public
In my second year of college, Camfed, an organization of women which I was part of, had a program on women empowerment. It was a three-day program on campus, organized in one of the school’s auditoriums. Knowing I love poetry, the president called upon me to recite a poem. It was so unexpected because I wasn’t told to prepare for it, but luckily, I had one memorized on women helping each other to make society better.
Nevertheless, I felt anxious and jittery at the beginning as it was my first time doing a poetry recital before a crowd though I had times I recited Infront of the mirror in my room, but then I relaxed so I could do a better job and then begun to recite my poem which was on how women can unite, support each other, empower each other not to surpass or compete with men but for the sole purpose of bettering our own lives, the lives of those around us and just making the world a better place than we found it.
A line from the recital which many liked was, “we don’t run around talking about how there are no good men, we become good women first and we know like will attract like.” After my recital, the auditorium was quiet for a few seconds and just when I handed over the microphone, a heard loud applause. I was overjoyed and felt fulfilment that for once I stepped onto the stage and delivered my poem to a crowd, making them feel encouraged, which was evident as some of the ladies approached me after the event showing affection for my write up and telling me to continue the good work. It encouraged me also to keep writing and, most importantly, to share my pieces of poetry with others on similar occasions.
Follow-ups of Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of the public
Question 1. Do teenagers and adults enjoy the same kind of songs?
Answer:- Most youngsters enjoy trending songs, songs with sounds that easily attract their attention or emotional ones which they can relate with since teenage years area when feelings for the opposite sex are awakened. Adults, on the other hand, often enjoy songs from their own teenage years, songs that speak more on life or songs of encouragement that helps them through difficult times. As a person grows, their preference for music and what captures their attention to a particular song changes; therefore, teenagers and adults have differing interests in music.
Question 2. What are the factors that make people like a song?
Answer:- People show a preference for a song when the lyrics are relatable. They are able to feel the same emotions the composer aims to send across. Others like a song that keeps them going on a hard day. They build an emotional attachment to it and like it over others. Some others also like a song because they love how the sound engineering was done and would even go-ahead to try to get it on their personal devices such as mobile phones. There are yet others who grow to like a song because a loved one likes it and they hear it often, such as a daughter growing to like her father’s favourite songs, which she hears most frequently.
Question 3. On which occasions do people in your country sing together?
Answer:- First of all, during national events where the tune for the national anthem is played, most people in Ghana can’t help but sing along together, which is the same during school assemblies where either the national or the school’s anthem is sung. At celebrations such as parties, Ghanaians are often found singing together. Lastly, religious events such as church programmes draw Ghanaians into singing together to praise God.
Question 4. Which kinds of songs are suitable for children? Why?
Answer:- Songs which instil in children good moral values, work etiquette are the ones most suitable for children. They teach children how to behave in society, how to be good citizens and what is expected of them from society. As children listen to these kinds of songs on a frequent basis, they naturally try to live up to what the songs teach and, as such, grow up to be better members of society. For example, songs that talk about great leaders in the country and how they helped the country become a better place instils the value of patriotism in children, and as humans tend to become what we most frequently hear, see or are told, the children grow up as patriotic citizens. Songs that talk about the danger of haphazardly littering the environment inculcates in children the duty of keeping their environments clean.
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