Cue Card Sample

Describe a food item that you often eat outside your home - Cue Card # 310

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

Describe a food item that you often eat outside your home.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • how often you eat this food
  • where it is available

and explain why you often eat it outside your home.


Model Answer 1:
Not sure about other people but I never like to miss an opportunity to eat any delicious dish whether I am eating them at home or at a restaurant. But, today, I would like to talk about one such delicious food item that I like to eat often at a restaurant.

This food item is called “Naan bread and Tandoori Chicken”. Even though this is a signature food item from the Indian subcontinent, it is certainly very popular in many other parts of the world. This Tandoori Chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices in a tandoor which is a cylindrical clay oven.

By the way, this tandoori chicken can be eaten as a starter/ appetizer, or it can also be eaten as a main dish, depending on what time of the day you are eating it. And, as for the Naan bread, it is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread, made from an enriched dough of all-purpose flour that include eggs and yoghurt in it, and which is also found in the cuisines of Western Asian, Myanmar and the Caribbean in addition to the Indian subcontinent.

This naan bread is usually served hot and brushed with ghee (clarified butter), and of course, it also has a crispy underside and chewy bread bubbles. Anyway, this food item is not just mouth-wateringly delicious but also rich in protein. So, no wonder that I just love this food item so much that I try to eat it as often as I can, but even if I don’t manage to eat it every day, I try to eat it at least 2/3 times a week. Yes, it’s that delicious!

Anyway, I try to eat it outside of my home, primarily because it is not really that easy to prepare this food item at home. Besides, even if we prepare it at home, it just doesn’t taste as good as the ones that are found at the restaurant. Finally, I like to eat it outside of my home also because it allows me to change my taste after eating the same kind of foods on a regular basis.


Model Answer 2:
I often eat pizza in a fast food shop or in a food corner and I really like this food item.  Pizza is not made in our home and that’s why I eat it outside my home. Among the different shops and restaurants that offer pizza, I like Dominos Pizza most. They often bring variations on their pizzas and I find it convenient to go to a nearby Dominos Pizza shop and taste the pizza.

I usually eat 3-4 pizzas in a month but of course, it varies. In some weeks I mostly stay home and do not hang around with friends. In such weeks I do not eat any pizza. But sometimes friends throw parties and I hang around with them often and at that time I eat about 2 pizzas in a week. So on average, the number is 3-4 in a month.
There are plenty of fast-food shops, restaurants and specialized pizza shops like Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Dominos Pizza, Yummy, Hot Pizza etc. that offer pizza. Since fast-food shops have grown hugely nowadays, I get it nearby my home, university and places I often go.

I like the taste and variations of the pizza and they are convenient to find in a fast-food corner. Since it is not prepared at our home, I eat it outside. My friends also like this food item and while ordering a food item, most of us prefer pizza. The price is reasonable and it can be shared among friends. Because of my personal preference for pizza and the convenience of getting it, I often eat this food item outside the home.


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

  1. Describe a food item you really like.
  2. Describe your most favourite food item.
  3. Describe food you often eat in a restaurant.
  4. Describe your favourite restaurant.
  5. Describe an item you often eat with your friends.
  6. Describe a fast food item you like.
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