Describe an Outdoor Meal you Had- IELTS Cue Card
Describe an outdoor meal you had
You should say:
- Where did it take place/ where did you go?
- What the occasion was?
- What did you eat and drink?
And explained whether you enjoyed it or not.
Sample Answer 1
I’ve had many outdoor meals with my family. But I’ll tell you about a special one that I still cherish. It was during a summer vacation that we visited the city of Palakkad, a district in Kerala and it was lunchtime. Being non-vegetarians, our family decided to go to a vegetarian hotel for a change and it was then I tasted their special thali meals.
Thali meals are a speciality of many vegetarian hotels. With a small bowl of rice, lentils, curd, pappad, sambar, pickles and payasam, these meals are a feast for the eyes. One can see a mix of dishes in various colours served on one plate. A spicy blend of south and northern cuisine makes up most of the thali meals.
But the thali meals we ate that day have that special taste that only home-cooked food has that our grandmother used to make. I don’t know what special ingredient they had added, but I found it to be tastier and my whole family relished it. I’ve never had such a meal for a while. When we were about to leave, we thanked the hotel staff for serving us such a fantastic meal that filled our bellies and hearts.
Sample Answer 2
As a food connoisseur and a full-time food blogger, I love getting my hands on traditional and modern food items. So, recently, after the lockdown restrictions were lifted, I savored an amazing outdoor meal that I’ll discuss here.
With the pandemic disrupting my plans, I was eagerly waiting for the restrictions to be lifted so that I could resume my blogging again. However, a few days after the restrictions were eased, one of my friends threw a birthday party in a themed restaurant with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, where I relished delectable Chinese cuisines. The restaurant was designed after Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship, and even the staff were dressed as pirates. The restaurant’s environment and decor were extremely impressive, with skeleton mannequins, giant webs, quirky chandeliers, and chairs shaped like human rib cages.
I savored eating hot chive dim sums, seabass dumplings, crackling chop suey, fried tofu, delectable chicken satay, succulent kung pao chicken, and an exquisite mai tai mocktail, among other delicacies. All of them tasted heavenly. Honestly, I enjoyed dining on my favorite food within the woody interiors of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie-inspired restaurant. The vibrant ambiance and flavorful Chinese food were just as wonderful as the interiors, making for an unforgettable dining experience. I have added this eccentric restaurant to my list of favorite restaurants in the city.
Meaning: an expert judge in matters of taste
Eg: Keith is a professional critic and a food connoisseur.
Meaning: a limiting condition or measure, especially a legal one.
Eg: Daniel couldn’t move to Canada due to travel restrictions.
Meaning: a large, decorative hanging light with branches
Eg: Jill received chandeliers as a gift.
Meaning: the character and atmosphere of a place.
Eg: Everyone praised the cafe’s ambiance.
Meaning: having or characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits or aspects.
Eg: Jack has a quirky personality.