Describe A Meal You Had With Your Friends in a Restaurant: IELTS Cue Card Sample 50
In the IELTS Speaking section, one of the most common question types is the Cue Card Speaking prompt. The IELTS Cue Card topics will prompt you to formulate a response and speak on the given topic. To attempt this question, you must narrow down the essential questions on the given topic to answer within the given time. Consider the sample Cue Card below. Study the types of questions that have been formulated based on the cue card and how to go about with your response:
A Meal You Had With Your Friends in a Restaurant
You should say:
- who organized this meal
- where you had it
- what you talked about during the meal
- what you ate and drank and explain why you had this meal with your friends.
Sample Answer 1
I am an introvert and like staying inside my home than socializing with friends. However, not all weekends go as per the plan. There are times when my close friends drag me out of the house and take me to explore newer places.
Something similar happened last weekend. There is a newly-opened restaurant in my city. And, my best friend booked a table without informing me in the first place. This restaurant, The Appetizer, has its theme set as the 80’s Bollywood. The interiors and the names of the dishes complement this theme significantly. Thus, it intrigued my best friend, who is a huge Bollywood aficionado.
So, we ordered some of the typical Italian dishes, but they had a tinge of Indian masala; thus, complementing the nature of Bollywood’s mechanism. Along with that, we also ordered lemonade as it was scorching hot, and we wanted our bodies to stay hydrated. In fact, the menu was decided by my friend herself. She is well familiar with how much I prefer Italian cuisine; thus, she chose everything cautiously for me.
During our meals, we spoke about many things, including how our careers are satisfactory and other things that we are looking forward to achieving in a few years. Overall, it felt rejuvenating catching up with her after so long and talking our hearts out.
Sample Answer 2
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Last month, I had a get-together with some of my high school friends whom I had not met since we graduated. Then, we decided to have lunch at a well-known pizza restaurant in the city centre.
Arriving at the restaurant, we were quickly given the menu. What surprised me the most was that there were various types of pizza and drinks; hence, it took me quite a long time to choose the food. After that, we talked with each other while waiting for the dishes. Some of my friends were studying at the same university, some had decided to get a job. And I was especially impressed by the decision of one friend to take a gap year. She said that as she had a strong passion for travelling, she would spend one year visiting lots of places.
Then, the dishes were served. The pizza was out-of-this-world and the drinks were tasty although they were a bit pricey. We kept talking and enjoyed the meal and drinks for about two hours. Actually, meeting them reminded me of the time when we studied at high school and I realized that now we were all grown-up, we had our own plans to pursue. But we all promised to meet up regularly.
- Get-together: [noun] an informal meeting or gathering of friends.
Eg: We usually have a family get-together during the New Year celebrations.
- Gap year: [noun] the year that a young person spends working and/or travelling after leaving school and starting university.
Eg: I‟m planning to take a gap year before I start my university course, and I have decided to go to see India and China.
- Have a passion for: [expression] have a hobby or activity that you like very much.
Eg: He has a passion for traditional music, and he is learning to play some traditional musical instruments.
- Out-of-this-world: [adjective] used to emphasize how good or beautiful something is.
Eg: The variety of Vietnamese food available during the Tet holiday is out-of-this-world.
- Tasty: [adjective] having a very delicious flavour.
Eg: When I want something tasty to eat, I often buy some chocolates or ice-cream.
- A bit pricey: [adjective] a little expensive.
Eg: Although my favourite restaurant serves food that is out-of-this-world, unfortunately, it is a bit pricey, so I can’t afford to eat there often.
- Grown-up: [adjective] mentally and physically an adult.
Eg: She has a grown-up daughter who works in our local hospital.
- Meet up: [phrasal verb] to meet someone, usually by arranging a time and place with them first.
Eg: After work, we all met up at the cinema to watch the new James Bond movie.
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