Describe a dinner you really enjoyed

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a dinner you really enjoyed.

You should say:
When it was?
What you ate?
Who you were with?
And explain why you enjoyed it?

Note: 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 attend many parties where I had dinner, but I have had a special dinner which I enjoyed a lot. My family arranged It on my birthday. I enjoyed not only the food was very delicious, but I spend a good time with my friends and family also.

When it was? and Who you were with?

Last month on my birthday my family arrange dinner for me. Whole food was prepared at home by my mother and some friends also help her in cooking. They made all my favourite dishes. The dinner arranged on the terrace in the open air.

What you ate?

My friends decorate the terrace with flowers, balloons and lights. Dinner starts with paneer tikkas and cheese balls which is one of my favourite snacks. Everyone knows I love south Indian food, that’s why they cooked it for me. I ate Rava idli and lemon rice after Starter. In the end, I ate chocolate cake which my best friend cooked for me.

explain why you enjoyed it

Everyone gives me a special gift and wishes me a happy birthday. So that was the dinner I enjoyed.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a dinner you really enjoyed”.

1. Why do people like to have special food on special occasions?

People like to have exceptional food on special days because they want to make those occasions memorable, and they also enjoy that particular time with family and friends.

2. What is the difference between eating at home and eating out on special occasions?

There is much difference. When we are eating at home, the hosts spend their whole time in the kitchen and has less time to spend with friends and relatives, but it did not happen when we are eating out on special occasion because people arrange some
organizers who organize the event and there is no pressure on the host. So he/she can easily spend time with friends and family.

3. What national identity can be seen in a nation’s cuisine?

The food reflects its cultural traditions. For example, India is a diverse country, and culture varies from state to state. Every state follows a different tradition and makes food according to it.

4. Why do global leaders like to gather around for dinner?

When leaders want to discuss the critical matters informally, they get together for dinner because it reflects relations between countries.

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