Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 156 - Describe a food item you like to eat outside your home

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

Describe a food item you like to eat outside your home.

You should say:

  • what food item it is
  • why you like it
  • how often you eat it

and explain why you like to eat it outside.

Follow-up questions:
- Why do people go out to restaurants?
- What are the benefits of eating out?


Model Answer 1:
I love all kinds of food items when I am hungry whether I am eating them at home or at a restaurant. But, I come from a family which always prefer eating at home than to eating outside, no matter how good some of the food at restaurants taste. However, my mother doesn’t mind if I eat one particular food item outside of my home since it is called the world-famous “German Chocolate Cake”.

Yes, German chocolate cake is undoubtedly one of my most favourite desserts, if not the most favourite, of all time. Interestingly enough, I don’t like to eat other chocolate cakes, but if it ever comes to eating a very good German chocolate cake, I won’t mind it even if I have to travel miles to eat it. And when I eat it, I never really stop at eating just one piece, but rather I keep eating them until I don’t crave for it anymore.

By the way, I have always asked myself how possibly a person, who doesn’t like chocolate cakes, can enjoy eating a thing called “German chocolate cake”. So, why I like it so much? Well, to appreciate and understand my answer to this question, you actually have to feel the “out of this world” sweet crunch of the Coconut Pecan icing, combined with the not too sweet and not too bitter taste of the German's chocolate, along with the taste of rich creamy buttermilk. Now, where can we get such a perfect combination of sweet, sour, and bitter in a cake mix in order to make one of the most amazing tastes ever made other than in a chocolate cake!

Anyway, I like this particular food item, primarily because the truth is, neither I nor any of my family member is able to bake such a tasty cake at home. Besides, when I go to eat this cake outside, I also get to taste some other delicious food items that help me change my taste from time to time after eating the same kinds of food at home for a long time.


Sample Answer 2:
I like pizza, any kind of pizza that is. Since many bistros and fast food shops make them to perfection, I often go outside to taste one of my favourite pizzas.

Pizza is not a household menu at our home except on a rare occasion when my younger sister plans to make them at home. It happens once in a blue moon, and that's why I eat pizza outside my home most of the time. Dominos Pizza, Pizza Inn, Tongue & Tommy, Pizzasta are some of my favourite places where I eat pizza.

I like pizza because it is delicious, and it satisfies my taste bud to the fullest. This food item requires only a few minutes to be served, and I can eat it when I am in a hurry or have just 30 minutes to spare. Another reason for me to like it is the variation this food item offers. It comes with different toppings, ingredients, options and tastes, and because of that, a pizza-lover can taste different types of pizzas whenever he or she likes.  It is cheaper than most other restaurant menus I eat outside and can be shared. A medium-size pizza, for example, can be shared among 2-3 persons, and it makes sharing food with friends fun.

I usually eat pizza twice a week, but it sometimes depends on the number of times I meet my friends at a restaurant or food court. If I meet them often, the number sometimes go higher! Since pizza is also loved by most of my friends, when we sit together in a place where pizza is served, and we need to eat something, we mostly order pizza. People who know us may even tag us as crazy-about-pizza-people!


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics:

1.  Describe your favourite food.
2.  Describe an outdoor meal you enjoyed recently.
3.  Describe a food item you often eat.
4.  Describe a fast food item you like.
5.  Describe a food item you often eat with your friends.
6.  Describe an outdoor meal or picnic you have had.

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