Cue Card Sample

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 1:
I don’t really think that we would ever meet anybody who dislikes a person who is remarkably good at cooking. In fact, nothing brings a family closer to each other 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 effort.

In fact, my aunt has been so 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 cook at certain social functions and gatherings, or how to best cook them. Interestingly enough though, my aunt – we like to call her “Roselyn”- never really attended any culinary schools or institutes. But, 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 cultures.

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 manage to prepare some surprisingly delicious foods with 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.


Model Answer 2:

I feel lucky to have been given this topic, and as soon as I looked at it, I knew that I'd like to talk about my friend, Erin, who is an exceptional cook. But before anything else, thank you so much for the opportunity to let me talk about this topic. Erin and I have been close friends since college, and her culinary skills never fail to amaze me.

Who this person is:
Erin is a dear friend of mine whom I met during our freshman year at university. Over the years, we've shared many memorable moments, including numerous gatherings where she has showcased her talent in the kitchen.

How you know this person:
As mentioned, Erin and I became friends during our college days. We were part of the same social circle and bonded over our shared interests, including a love for good food and cooking.

What kinds of food he/she cooks:
Erin is incredibly versatile in the kitchen and can whip up a wide range of dishes from various cuisines. From mouthwatering Italian pasta dishes to flavorful Asian stir-fries, and from hearty Mexican tacos to delicate French pastries, Erin's repertoire knows no bounds. She particularly excels in baking, delighting us with her delectable cakes, cookies, and pies on special occasions.

And explain why you think this person is good at cooking:
Erin's prowess in cooking stems from her innate creativity, attention to detail, and passion for culinary experimentation. She approaches cooking as both an art and a science, meticulously selecting the freshest ingredients, experimenting with different flavour combinations, and paying careful attention to cooking techniques and presentation. Moreover, her genuine love for cooking shines through in every dish she prepares, infusing her creations with warmth, flavour, and love.

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