IELTS Cue Card # 119 - Describe a meal you enjoyed so much

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

Describe a meal you enjoyed so much.

You should say:

  •  when and where you have had this meal
  •  with whom you ate this meal
  •  what you ate

and explain why you enjoyed this meal so much.


 

Model Answer 1:
I love food and food stimulates my mind and body. But, I think that I like chicken more than anything. So, if there is any meal, be them fast food or traditional dishes, made with chickens, whether it is from the continents of Asia, Australia or South America, I will eat them like there is no tomorrow. But, today, I would like to talk about a meal, that I like even more, and it is called chicken parmigiana. Some call it chicken parmesan, depending on where you are eating it.  

It was about a few months ago when I was visiting my sister’s place in another city in order to celebrate her new job as a Sr. Manager at a multinational bank. My sister and my nephews teamed up together in favour of making some delicious meals at home with mutton curry. They also planned to prepare some long-grain, steamed rice. But, I, my brother-in-law and my niece were planning to visit a new restaurant, which just opened up a few weeks earlier. In fact, my brother-in-law told me that the restaurant was offering some great dishes at discounted prices. However, he also told me that their best and signature dish was chicken parmigiana.

Since we were going to an Italian restaurant, the meal was prepared with an Italian style and flavour which included breaded and juicy chicken breast, covered in tomato sauce, along with mozzarella cheese. By the way, the dish was also served with some classic Caesar salad on the side with some Italian ranch dressing on it. As soon as the meal was served, my sister’s whole family, including me, started to enjoy that meal like there is no tomorrow. My nephew and niece ordered some even more chicken parmesan.

We all enjoyed this meal so much, mainly because it was cooked to perfection with some generous amount of melted cheese on it. Besides, the hot pasta, served with the dish, was stimulating our taste buds like we would never want to stop eating them. All in all, it was a great family meal.


 

Sample Answer 2: 
I went to visit (...say a city or country name here...) last year and stayed there for about 25 days. I travelled there for some professional reason and stayed at three different hotels during my stay there.  There I enjoyed a meal to a great extent, and for this topic, I would like to talk about this meal and my experience of it.

The food habits of people in this city/ country were very much different than what I usually eat in our city/country. Since I had to stay there for a while, it was a bit difficult for me to enjoy all the meals I was eating. Not that I disliked all the foods I ate there, but the food that was easily available around me was something I ate but did not enjoy much.

After a few days, I went to visit one of my relatives on a weekend there. To my surprise, they prepared one of my favourite meals. It is a signature meal in our city/country. That was a surprise and I was so overwhelmed with joy to see that they have prepared the meal with such care and affection. The four family members and I ate together and I ate voraciously as I enjoyed the taste and flavour of every single food item they had served. 

I ate dinner at this relative’s house. I ate (...say some of your favourite food items' names here...) and I enjoyed the way those food items were cooked and served. It was like eating a beloved food after a really long time. I was a bit ashamed that I ate a bit more food than I usually do at dinner time.
 
I enjoyed the meal because they were so delicious and I ate them after a while. They were also some of my favourite menus from my city/country. So when I ate some of my favourite foods all of a sudden, in a land far away from my home, I got a bit nostalgic! Moreover, my relative and her husband had been very cordial and I enjoyed their company and the way they served me the dish. Overall, it was a great meal with some really lovely and happy people.


Similar Cue Card Topics:

Your preparation for this cue card topic would help you talk about the following cue card topics as well:
  1. Describe an outdoor meal you remember eating.
  2. Describe your favourite dishes.
  3. Describe an item of food you like.
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