Describe someone who is good at cooking - Cue Card # 678

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

Describe someone you know who is good at cooking.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him or her
  • what kinds of food he/she cooks

and explain why you think this person is good at cooking.

[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:

I don’t really think that we would ever meet anybody who doesn’t like a person who is remarkably good at cooking. In fact, nothing brings a family closer to each other of its members than some delicious cuisines on the dining table, especially, when they are made by a “passionate and expert” cook, and today I would like to talk about one such cook.

The person, I would like to talk about today is none other than my aunt, whom I have known for more than the last 25 years - since the days I started to remember things, and who happens to be a frequent visitor to my family. Before meeting my aunt, I had no idea that a person could be so passionate about cooking and taking it to a level of “art” by spending so much of her time and efforts.

In fact, my aunt has been so much popular within her circle because of her great cooking expertise that she is frequently consulted by friends and foes alike on what kinds of food to be cooked at certain social functions and gatherings, or how to best cook them. Interestingly enough though, my aunt – we like to call her as “Roselyn”- never really attended any culinary schools or institute, and yet, she practically knows how to cook many different kinds of cuisines, be it Mexican, Italian, Chinese or Mediterranean, from across the continents in perfection to the delights of all kinds of food-lovers from all ages and culture.    

Anyway, I think that Roselyn is really good at cooking because she makes “cooking” look absolutely easy, no matter what kinds of cuisines she cooks, and how many people she is cooking for. In fact, I have always found my aunt to remain in a really relaxed mood while cooking, and yet managing to prepare some surprisingly delicious foods at ease. I think that my aunt is very good at cooking also because she always likes to try new recipes – many of her own – and experiment with them by trying different combinations for hours until she is fully satisfied.

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