Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 364 - Describe a cafe/restaurant you have recently visited

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

Describe a cafe/restaurant you have recently visited.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • why you went there
  • what you ate or drank

and explain why you liked or disliked this cafe or restaurant.

Sample Answer 1:

I went to a café about two weeks ago to attend a birthday celebration of one of my colleagues and this was a unique place that caught my eyes. The name of this café is ‘Café Metro’ and it’s near the City centre shopping mall. I was a bit inquisitive about the birthday celebration in a café. But after I reached there, I found out it was quite a large place and in fact had much more facilities than a conventional party centre.  I once heard about this café but never went there as it is located far away from my house and office.

It was Thursday evening when one of my colleagues reminded me the birthday invitation of Mike. I went to the café with 3-4 colleagues and before reaching there we bought a gift for Mike.

There were about 30 people in total and most of them were my colleagues. I wished Mike a happy birthday and gave the present we bought. I sat in a corner and enjoyed the soft music that was playing. A piece of birthday cake was served and it was the first thing I ate there. After that, I drank a glass of water. I was then asked whether I would like to join the supper of wait a while. I had to get back home early that day and that’s why instead of a dinner, I preferred to eat my supper. But to my amazement, more than 20 items were served which were white heavy for the evening meal. However, I ate the soup first and then went for the traditional Italian item called primo. Then I ate antipasto before I ate the dessert. There were probably more items in the supper but I was full and did not eat anything further.

I would say I had a very delightful experience in this café. The environment was quite unique with gorgeous painting and decoration. The spacious café offered an excellent experience that made me like this place very much. The food items were delicious and the service boys were very friendly and amiable. 

Sample Answer 2:

Living in a busy city like Kuala Lumpur is really troublesome because there are few places to sit and gossip. My recent visit to a small café in the city has made me feel irritated. This was an unhappy event for me and I will describe the event in as brief as I can.

The café is located in the downtown of Kuala Lumpur. It is small in size and the seating arrangement allows around 15 people to sit at a time inside the café. Besides, there are some other seating arrangements outside. Since the café is located beside a busy street, the environment is really horrible. There are people everywhere and you cannot have peace of mind for a single moment. The majority of the visitors take their seats outside as the inside remains filled always. To take a seat inside the café, you need to reserve or move early for it. The food quality was also unsatisfactory as well.

After passing a hefty in the college, I wanted a refreshment and thus visited the café with some of my college mates. In fact, this was the nearby café from my college and it was a five-minute walk. We all planned to pass a wonderful evening at the café, gossip for hours and then return home with a refreshed mind. As per the plan, we moved for the café. Though I objected over the selection of this particular café, they denied my objection for it was the closest one we had then. Moreover, the day was long and we attended three classes continuously. So, they did not want to move to a distant place. We walked down there and took seats outside of the café. Our waiting started since we took the seats.

It was almost dusk. So, we planned to take some light snacks and drinks. We ordered for chicken fries and coffee. I took a set of chicken balls instead of chicken fries. Besides, I took a cup of coffee. But we stayed there for over two hours and ordered for another time. This time we took some heavy foods. I ordered for a chicken burger while the others ordered for various food items including beef kebab, pizza, chicken grill and more. This time we also ordered for soft drinks. After finishing the foods, we ordered for coffee for another time. In fact, it was a heavy meal for almost every one of us. The food was too heavy for me and I was unable to take my supper on that night.      

I disliked the café for some specific reasons. First of all, the service was not up to the mark. They had fewer employees to run this café. There were 30 persons altogether in the café whereas they had only four employees to serve the customers. So, most of the time, the people had to wait in a queue and waited for their turn to come. Moreover, the charged more than the usual rate in the name of serving the best foods. But my experience was different in this case. I found some foul smell emitting from the dishes when I came here for the first time. The similar thing happened with me this time. An unusual smell was emitting from the burger that I ordered and had to wait for long 20 minutes to replace the faulty burger. Considering all the matters, I am displeased with this café.


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