Food ielts speaking part 1

Food is a topic that often comes up in the IELTS speaking part 1. Below you will find a list of some example questions and answers that you could encounter during part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.

The questions below are based on the real IELTS speaking exam. They serve as a great IELTS Speaking Part 1 prediction questions to help you prepare better before your test.

Food Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  1. Where are you from?
    I´m from Cardiff in Wales which is a university town and the capital of Wales. I live there with my family and it is a great place for hiking and going out in the countryside.
  2. Do you like barbecue parties?
    I really enjoy going to barbecues when the weather is wonderful outside. Everyone relaxes when the sun is shining and when you smell the food it is always enticing. However, I prefer going to other people’s barbecues as it is a lot of work to cook and entertain a lot of people.
  3. Did you have barbecue parties in your childhood?
    We had barbecues all the time and my parents would invite all their friends and cook for everyone. I remember we had a paddling pool for the kids to play in once and another time when it was February and it was freezing.
  4. What is the best place for a barbecue?
    From my perspective, the best place is at home because it is more relaxing for everyone and you don’t need to travel and park somewhere. The best barbecues I have been to have been impromptu, everyone turns up with something to cook and drink and everybody helps out.
  5. What type of food is the best for this occasion?
    The best type of food is when you keep it simple, a few burgers and sausages and some ice creams for the kids. If you overcomplicate the food it can be difficult to serve it all at once and often people end up obliterating it on the barbecue anyway.
  6. How often do you cook on a barbecue?
    I don’t cook on the barbecue that often, that is my husband’s job. Culturally in the UK, the men cook the barbecue food and stand around pretending they are professional chefs. There is something about fire and food that brings out the caveman.
  7. Who is helping you?
    As I said, my husband does most of the cooking which is fair as I do it the rest of the time. I usually prepare the food and the salads. Then everyone helps themselves so it is quite fun if everybody chips in.

Food Vocabulary Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  • enticing– attractive or tempting
  • paddling pool – small temporary swimming pool
  • impromptu– spontaneous, of the moment
  • obliterating– destroying completely
  • caveman– man who lived in a cave, pre-civilisation
  • help yourself – serve yourself
  • chip in – help (colloquial)

Set 2

  1. Did you have barbeque parties when you were a child?
    Sometimes we had bbq parties when I was younger. Usually, in July and August when we could depend on the good weather. I remember having one for my birthday when I was 10 and my dad hired a bouncy castle.
  2. What kind of food do you like to eat at a barbeque?
    The type of food I like eating is the typical British BBQ food; sausages, burgers and chicken drumsticks. It doesn’t need to be complicated, people are there to lap up the good weather and company, it doesn’t need to be posh.
  3. Do people in your country like barbeque?
    Yes, British people love to invite people over for a BBQ as soon as the sun appears, especially on a bank holiday. If the weather is good, all the BBQ food in the supermarkets will sell out.

Set 2 Vocabulary

  • bouncy castle – inflatable castle
  • bank holiday – public holiday

Set 3

  1. What kind of food do you eat for New Year?
    My family and I like to cook a new recipe each year, to symbolise a new start and new discoveries. For New Year’s Eve, however, we eat our favourite snacks, including crisps, pretzels, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Set 3 Vocabulary

  • symbolise – represent, mean

Set 4

  1. What would you say is your favourite food?
    I don’t think I can decide on particular dish, however, my favourite cuisine style is, hands down, Indian cuisine. There is an excellent restaurant near where we live, and it is always my first choice when we go out for dinner.
  2. Do you enjoy trying different types of food?
    I do. I love going to restaurants from a range of cuisines from all over the world. There are endless delectable dishes out there, and there is always more to explore!
  3. Were you introduced to international food as a child?
    I was. My parents are globetrotters and before they had me, they had travelled to twenty different countries together. They had tried a plethora of dishes over the years and wanted to introduce me to different food as soon as possible.

Set 4 Vocabulary

  • hands down – without a doubt
  • delectable – delicious
  • globetrotters – people who travel to many locations around the world
  • plethora – range

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