IELTS Cue Card Sample 253 - Special meal you remember having with others

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

Describe a special meal that you remember having with others.

You should say:

  •  where you had the meal
  •  who you were with
  •  when you had it

and explain why it was a special meal for you.


Model Answer 1:

I think that most people in this world like to enjoy foods, especially, if they are prepared in a special manner. Today, I would like to talk about one such special meal which I remember having with my friends about a few months ago.

Anyway, I like pizza – all kinds of pizza – whether they are made with meats or vegetables. So, what makes pizza so special apart from their awesome taste? Well, for those who don’t like to eat pizza, the way a pizza is made, the efforts needed to make it and the texture of this round-shaped food – all make it very special from start to finish.

No wonder that I travel miles to eat this special food just like I travelled on that occasion with my friends to a very popular Italian restaurant in my hometown. By the way, I had visited this particular restaurant many times in the past, and so, I was a familiar face to most of the staffs there. So, when I and my friends asked the manager of that restaurant to add some extra ingredients, apart from the regular pizza items, he gladly decided to oblige.

We also told the manager to share our pizza with the rest of the customers in his restaurant in order to collect their opinions about the new taste of our pizza. The manager agreed to our second request as well. Finally, the pizzas were served with some specially made fruit salad on the side. Initially, we were a bit sceptical about the taste of our pizzas, but when we actually tried them, they tasted remarkable.  

Anyway, we all felt that our pizza meal was special, primarily because we had them prepared in a different way with different kinds of ingredients. Needless to say, it was a special meal also because it just didn’t taste great but also unique. Finally, it was a special meal because it allowed all of my friends to get together after a long time and have some great time in a very friendly environment.


Sample Answer 2:

I had many meals and I took part in many celebrations and parties and among those, the meal I had with my teachers and classmates in my high school was a very important one and I still remember it.

I had this special meal at our school community centre. The meal was thrown as part of the farewell of our batch from the high school. The party was help in the evening and our teachers, classmates and some of the members of the school committee as well as our guardians were present. My father was present with me and he was sitting next to me in the meal.

This was a special meal because this was the last meal I had with my classmates who had been my friend for more than 4 years. I was a bit sad to admit to myself that I won’t see most of them in my life again and I was happy that I had such a good memory about my school, teachers and friends.

There was a short speech by 2-3 of our teachers and by 2-3 guardians and after that, the meal was served. Many items were served in the feast and we all ate voraciously as we were hungry. I enjoyed the dessert very much. I returned home late at night with my father and started feeling that I will never forget this event and the good meal I had with my teachers and friends whom I might not meet again.


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