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:

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 occasions. 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 in medium heat. Once the grilled 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 foods.

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!

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