Food and Cooking: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Model Answer
In IELTS Speaking Part 1, to answer IELTS examiner’s questions in a natural and fluent way, you should focus on one idea only and then expand that idea into a long meaningful sentence using grammar patterns and vocabulary, which can help you get Band 8.0+ for IELTS Speaking. Let’s practice it with some easy questions about a popular topic: Food and Cooking.
Speaking Part 1
1 What kinds of food do you particularly like?
I’d have to say Asian cuisine is my favorite. I am a huge fan of the bold flavors and spices used in Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Something I often daydream about eating is X, which is a tip-smacking noodle soup dish served with a crab broth. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds.
2 Is there any food you don’t like?
It’s true that there are a few things that kind of put me off. For example, I cannot stand Y, which is essentially a shrimp paste. A lot of people like it, though, but I think it smells awful. Definitely not my cup of tea.
3 What kinds of food are most popular in your country?
I think street food is a staple around here. You can find bustling food stalls all around our nation, and they are my go-tos for a cheap and cheerful meal. I mean gourmet restaurants are nice and all, but street food is what our country is all about.
4 Do you like cooking? (Why?/ Why not?)
Actually, I’d like to think that cooking is my forte. I developed a passion for culinary arts when I first watched the cooking show Masterchef. Since then, I have learnt a lot of recipes and I can easily whip up a good dinner.
- Whip up: Prepare something to eat very quickly
Eg: “Can you please whip up the food, we have to work on the assignment ?”
- Forte: Something that someone is very good at or knows a lot about
Eg: He is really forte at badminton
- Bold flavor: Strong flavor
Eg: “Try this perfume. It has a bold fragrance”
- Tip-smacking: Delicious
Eg: The dish was really tip-smacking
- Broth: Soup consisting of meat or vegetable chunks
Eg: “Would you like to have some broth before the meal?”
- Staple: An important product, especially food, that people eat or use regularly
Eg: Bread is considered a staple food in some countries
- Bustling: A bustling place is full of noise and activity and is usually pleasant and interesting
Eg: A museum is always a bustling place
- Gourmet restaurant: Describe a class of restaurant, cuisine, meal or ingredient of high quality, of special presentation, or high sophistication
Eg: There is a gourmet restaurant in my area
- Put someone off: Cause someone to lose interest or enthusiasm
Eg: His music put me off.
- Not my cup of tea: Not what one likes or is interested in
Eg: Painting is really not my cup of tea