The benefits of music

"Les bienfaits de la musique"
French C1 writing exercise

Mathieu tells us about the benefits of music.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "jazz/rock", "variety (music)", "undeniable", "to soothe the savage beast (expression)", "to hum (song)", "a lullaby", "to drift off (sleep)", "a driver of [something]", "to reach hidden recesses".

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Whether [it be] jazz, rock or variety, it's undeniable that music is an integral part of our lives. But what does it bring [to us] that is so indispensable [to us]? It's well known: music soothes the savage beast. So my mother told me that when, as a baby, I was struggling to fall asleep, she would take me in her arms and (would) always hum the same lullaby until I drifted off. Music also represents a driver of creativity. In fact, many painters have stated that listening to music while practising their art had allowed them to reach hidden recesses of their imagination.