IELTS Cue Card Sample 223 - Talk about a meal you usually eat on a special occasion

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Talk about a meal you usually eat on a special occasion.

You should say:

  • What is it
  • When and where you usually eat it
  • How it is prepared

and explain why this food is important for the occasion.

Sample Answer:
On different occasions, we eat different special meals and some of the items are very common in special occasions. One such meal that we often eat in special occasion is the Pilaf (also known as pulao, pilav and polao in some countries), salad and mutton.  

We eat this special meal usually at our major festivals like New Year, wedding and different social party. This is a special meal people usually prepare for the special occasions and this is widely liked in our country.

The meal is usually served either at lunch or at dinner. People do not have it in the morning as this is a kind of rich food. A special type of rice is used to prepare the pilaf and depending on the local cuisine and custom, fish, vegetables and dried fruits are also added to the rice. The salad is prepared with various kinds of vegetables and fruits and sometimes onions, and special edible oils are added sometimes.

The important on a meal for an occasion mostly depends on the custom and preferences of the people of a geographical region. For an old time, it is a tradition in our country to cook and serve this special meal on special occasions. Another reason why people prefer to eat this meal in special occasion is that it is very much delicious and the ingredients required preparing for this menu is available in our country.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe your favourite dish.
  2. Describe a menu you eat at home.
  3. Describe a traditional food you know about.
  4. Describe a special meal you have had.
  5. Describe meal you recently had with your friends.
  6. Describe a national occasion or event in your country. 


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