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Special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal - Cue Card # 783

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

Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal.

You should say:

  • what the occasion was
  • who was at the meal
  • what was served and what you ate

and explain why the meal was so enjoyable.

[Instruction: 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:

For the last couple of years, I have been on some kind of diet control to lose some of my unhealthy weight, which means that I don’t really get to enjoy my meal these days the way I would have preferred. But, I had to make an exception to this eating habit the last time around when I was literally forced to attend the 12th wedding anniversary of my beloved cousin.

I already knew very well in advance that there was no way that I could escape the wedding anniversary because this beloved cousin of mine is very close to me. In fact, he treats me just like his own younger brother – a younger brother he doesn’t have – so saying ‘no” to his wedding anniversary would put both of us in a rather awkward situation. So, in the end, I had no other option but to attend the special occasion which was attended by a lot of well-wishers of my elder cousin. Included in the list of those well-wishers and guests were pretty much all the family members of my grandparents’ extended family, my cousin’s friends and their families, as well as some of his colleagues. 

So, it was indeed a very lively and friendly atmosphere with all those guests, trying to enjoy a special meal in the honor of my cousin and his wife. Everybody ate, all they could, as they were served some delicious foods like rice, bread, mutton stew, grilled chicken, French fries, meatballs, and spring rolls, among many other items. Later on, soft drinks and some great desserts were also added to the food menu. Needless to say, I ate and enjoyed all those delicious foods by completely forgetting about my diet control! 

The meal was so enjoyable primarily because it was enjoyed in a very friendly, happy and spontaneous atmosphere where everybody was very much attuned to the spirit and appeal of that special occasion. Besides, the foods that were served there, were also prepared in a very healthy and appetizing manner.


Model Answer 2:

Oh, thank you very much for this nice topic, and I believe talking about it would be easy for me. 

So, one of the most enjoyable meals I have had was during my cousin's wedding reception. It was a few years ago, but I still remember it vividly. The wedding reception was held at a five-star hotel, and my entire family was present, along with many of my cousin's friends and colleagues.

The menu for the evening was quite elaborate and offered a wide range of dishes. I started with a delicious appetizer of crispy chicken skewers, followed by a creamy tomato soup. For the main course, I opted for the grilled fish, which was served with a side of perfectly cooked vegetables. The dessert was a mouth-watering chocolate cake that simply melted in my mouth.

What made this meal so enjoyable was not just the food, but the ambience and the company I was with. The wedding reception was beautifully decorated, and the music added to the festive atmosphere. Being surrounded by my loved ones, all dressed up and enjoying a delicious meal together, was a truly special experience. It was a time to catch up, reminisce, and create new memories. All in all, it was a wonderful occasion, and the meal was just the icing on the cake.

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