Describe a special and memorable meal you have had – IELTS Cue Card Sample 103

IELTS Cue Card Sample 103 - Topic: A special meal you have had

A special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal cue card

Describe a special meal you have had

You should say :

  • where you had it;
  • who you had it with;
  • what you ate;
  • and explain it was special for you

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Sample Answers

The most special meal I’ve ever had in my life was on my Dad’s birthday last year, which was prepared by all of my family members.

The idea was put forward by my sister. We planned to surprise him and by preparing his favourite foods. On that day, my Mom cooked Pho, a Vietnamese beef noodles, while I baked a birthday cake for him. My siblings were in charge of decoration and music. Everything had been done perfectly a little bit earlier before he came home. When he opened the door, he was astonished on seeing a colourful “Happy birthday Daddy” banner stuck on the wall in the living room. Standing in front, my Mom gave him a bouquet of red roses, his favourite flowers. We enjoyed the scrumptious meal and shared our best memories with my Dad.

After washing the dishes, we gathered in the living room. My Dad made a wish and blew candles. He was in tears and told that he was over the moon and he was proud of us, his home and his family. We gave each other huge hugs before going to sleep.


Put forward (phrasal verb) to offer an idea, opinion, reason etc
Example: ABC Company put forward many innovative proposals and won the contract

To be in charge of (adj) to take responsibility
Example: Dr.Ken was in charge of the medical ICU.

To astonish (v) to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amaze
Example: He put the latest art works on display and visitors were astonished.

Bouquet (noun) a bunch of flowers
Example: Sita received a bouquet of redroses for Women’s day.

Scrumptious (adj) very delicious
Example: Rusty’s granny cooked a scrumptious meal for him.

Over the moon (idiom) very happy
Example: John was over the moon when he heard the news of his promotion.

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Related IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic :

  1. Describe a special meal you would like to have in the near future.

You should say :

  • what it is
  • where it would be
  • who you would invite

and say why this particular meal would be special.

2. Describe an outdoor meal you enjoyed.

  • Where did it take place
  • What was the occasion
  • What did you eat and drink there

and explain whether you enjoyed it or not.

3. Describe a meal/dish or food item you know how to cook

  • what ingredients are required to cook it
  • where you learned it from
  • how you cook this dish

and tell if this is an easy dish to cook or not.

4. Describe a meal/dinner that you had with your friends.

You should say :

  • When and where you had the dinner
  • Who you ate the dinner with
  • What you ate

And explain how you felt with this dinner

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