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Would you prefer to go the opera or to the football game?
(a speaking passage, you have only 30 seconds for speaking)
There are two reasons that I would prefer to go to the opera. One reason is that the opera atmosphere is very quiet and I feel comfortable there. There are not noises but the singer's sound and the harmony of music. Another reason is that I think it's worth to go for an art rather than for a game.
Thanks in advance
Many thanks for your help. I have learned a lot.
I can't give you any special reason. It's just that "the singer's sound" wouldn't be used by a native speaker, but "the sound of the singer" would. I know they have the same meaning, but the second version just sounds better.
They might say, "the singer's voice", but not "the singer's sound".