Cue Card Sample

Food that people eat on special occasions - Cue Card # 647

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

Describe a food that people eat on special occasions/events.

You should say:

  • what food it is
  • what the special events/occasions are when it is made
  • how it is made

and explain why people prefer it on special occasions/events.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

We, the Canadians, love foods- and we love all kinds of them, whether they are palatable or “not-so” palatable when we are hungry. But, then again, I am pretty sure that Canadian people, including me, don’t mind eating a particular kind of food on a special occasion or event whether we are celebrating just a birthday or “Canada Day” or just any other special occasion. And, the name of the food is “grilled spicy chicken wings”.

Now, here comes the fun part of making our favourite spicy chicken wings. First, what we need to do is placing the wings in a large bowl. Then we apply dry seasonings with cayenne pepper, ground cumin and smoked paprika by rubbing them on the chicken wings evenly. Keep the wings refrigerated, soaked into sour yogurt for a better taste, for at least 30 minutes. But the longer it is kept and marinated, the better should it taste. After that, heat up the “properly greased” barbeque grill on medium heat. Once the grill is heated nicely, we spread the wings on it and keep them for at least 15/20 minutes. Of course, we turn them occasionally to make sure that they are properly cooked, followed by brushing some nice and light dressing (either classic blue cheese dressing or Italian ranch dressing) on them. We can grill them for another 5 minutes until the wings are properly done while brushing frequently with more dressing of our choice. And, Voilà! Our favourite dish of spicy chicken wings is ready to be served!
So, why do we prefer our spicy hot grilled chicken wings on special occasions? Well, we prefer it primarily because it is easy to make with much less effort. Secondly, we are able to prepare it rather quickly. Thirdly, we can prepare the food outdoors in a large space which gives all of our friends and families an opportunity to chill and talk with each other while enjoying some good food.

Finally, Canada is a great country with many diverse people, having many different cultures and lifestyles. But, no matter how different, or far apart we are in our great country, we all seem to agree to be happily on board with a classic barbecue feast of juicy and spicy chicken wings, grilled to perfection, with crisp salads on the side!


Model Answer 2:

In my country, one quintessential food that people often enjoy on special occasions or events is called "Biryani." Biryani is a fragrant and flavourful rice dish that originated in South Asia and is particularly popular in countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Here, I would like to describe how it is made, on what occasion people love to enjoy it, and why they prefer it on special occasions.

Biryani is typically prepared for various special occasions and celebrations, such as weddings, festivals, and family gatherings. It is considered a symbol of festivity and is often served as the centrepiece of a festive feast.

The preparation of Biryani involves layering seasoned rice with marinated meat (such as chicken, mutton, or beef) and aromatic spices. The meat is usually cooked separately until tender and then layered with partially cooked rice. Additionally, ingredients like fried onions, saffron-infused milk, chopped herbs, and dried fruits are added to enhance the flavour and aroma of the dish. The layered rice and meat are then cooked together in a sealed pot over low heat, allowing the flavours to meld and the rice to absorb the aromatic spices and meat juices. This slow-cooking process results in a rich and flavorful dish with tender meat and perfectly cooked rice.

People prefer Biryani on special occasions and events because it is not only delicious but also holds cultural and traditional significance. It is often associated with celebrations, joyous gatherings, and communal feasting, making it the perfect choice for marking memorable moments and sharing happiness with loved ones. Moreover, the elaborate preparation and indulgent flavours of Biryani make it a special treat that adds to the festive atmosphere of any occasion.

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.56 (8 Votes)