IELTS Cue Card Sample 281 - Describe a famous food from your hometown or country

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

Describe a famous food from your hometown or country.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what it tastes like
  • how it is prepared

and explain why this is famous food.

Model Answer:
Handmade custard is a very popular and tasty food item in my hometown. In fact, the custard of my hometown is popular that, people of all over the country knows the famous custard produced in our area. Specially made custard in my hometown is a popular food item in all over the country and this food item is exported even in some foreign countries as well. The custard of my hometown is very tasty and delicious. It is sweet and is a perfect dessert for dinner.

Milk is the main ingredient to prepare the custard. The fine quality milk is collected and preserved for preparing this food item. The milk is mixed with a tiny amount of special seeds and kept in a large pot in a special temperature. Other sweetener items and ingredients are added 3-4 days later and after a week the custard is prepared.

In our country, people have a long tradition of preparing special food items and different food items of different cities are country famous. Because of the availability of quality cow milk and for the inherited tradition and skill, best quality custards are prepared in our city and this is better than the custards made in other parts of the country. Over time, this food item got famous in the whole country and many outlets have been opened for selling this item in the capital of our country. The people of our town adopted the transportation facilities and have started selling it in different parts of the country. Because of the great and incomparable taste, and superiority in quality, this food item of our hometown got renowned all over the country. 


Part 3: Details Discussion:

Q. What are some of the main food products ("foods") that your country produces?

Q. What are some food products that come from different parts of your country?

Q. What widely consumed food products are mainly imported into your country?

Q. Do you think it's important that a country is self-sufficient in food?

Q. Do you think the globalisation of industry and commerce is a good thing?

Q. Do you think every country should make everything it needs or should it import some things?

Q. What are the disadvantages of a country producing everything it needs?

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 a famous item from your locality.
  2. Describe a food item you often eat.
  3. Describe a common food item in your town. 
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