B2: Review – Iron Maiden in Concert

One of the texts that candidates doing the Cambridge English:  First exam may be asked to write in Paper 2, Part 2 is a review.  Review tasks ask you to describe and express an opinion about something you’ve experienced.  You could be asked to review a variety of things such as a book, a film, a website or a product.  Students in our B2:  First classes recently practised writing concert reviews and we thought we’d share one of these with you on our blog…

Iron Maiden rock Portugal

One of the most amazing concerts I’ve ever been to was when Iron Maiden came to Portugal last year.  If you don’t know them, they are a rock/metal band with a career going back over 30 years.  The concert I saw celebrated the band’s past as it was actually a remake of an old tour: The Maiden England Tour of 1982.

One of the first things I noticed was how the concert brought both older fans, some wearing original ’82 T-shirts, together with younger people like me.  This shows that their music and appeal is timeless.

As far as the concert itself goes, it was magnificent.  The sound was completely mind blowing as were the special effects, with lights and fire that really flared up the emotions of members of the audience.  On top of that, an enormous robot appeared on stage and its moves were synchronised with the music.  It was just stunning and it really brought the crowd to life.

To make things even better, the band played all my favourite songs.  I’ve always loved their older songs and they didn’t let me down with their set list.  It was perfect.  There was no particular highlight, I loved it from start to finish.

Overall, I liked pretty much everything.  The fact that the venue was packed, the atmosphere and, of course, the music.  I’d definitely recommend anyone who likes rock/metal music to see one of their concerts.


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