IELTS Cue Card # You know who is a good cook
Describe someone you know who is a good cook.
You should say:
• who this person is
• how you know him or her
• what kinds of foods s/he cooks
and explain why this person is good at cooking.
Sample Answer :
To be honest, I’m a terrible cook. But I love eating and food acts as a major need and mood buster to me. I’m going to talk about my mom who is an amazing chef.
I have never enjoyed any meal in the world in a similar way that I enjoy the dishes made by my mother. She is a legendary cook and she has a huge popularity in the family for making delicious cuisines. She is also a pro in managing the kitchen and the kind of food she makes is amazing and worth trying. I always wonder that she secretly takes training for the same. But in reality she actually learnt cooking after she was married and was in charge for cooking for the entire family. She is a chemical engineer and she always had a knack for learning new and challenging things. My mother was born and raised in a suburban area and got married when she was 23 years of age. She has effectively managed to maintain both her career and the household responsibilities in a prideful manner. I have often heard our family members and friends appreciate her cooking and I feel super proud of her.
She cooks effortlessly and I often wonder how does she manage to do it so swiftly. I’d rather say that it’s an artistic performance on display. In times of emergency or when we are visited by uninvited guests ,I have been astonished to find her making foods in no time for the guests.
She loves cooking for the family that includes making bread, rice, meats, fishes, burgers, sweet-meats, curry etc. For the festivals, she makes sweets, cakes, rich foods, and snacks, local and foreign cuisines. I have found her cooking Chinese, Thai, Italian and Mexican foods. She is a genius. Its always a fascination as to how she has learned those long and vivid menus as she has never travelled to those countries nor has taken any training in making that particular cuisine. She is the best chef that I know of.
Q1• What are the prospects of building a career as a cook in your country?
Ans India looks upon cooking as a very inferior job but with the coming of modernisation and the impact of several cooking shows inspired from foreign countries cooking is gaining prestige and I think with time it will come out as a worthy profession.
Q2• What special dishes you want to taste? Why?
Ans I wish to taste the local pizza’s and several Mexican cuisines as I really wonder what the actual taste would be like. As a foreign cuisine what we get to eat in India is but a version of the same which is fitted and modified to fit the taste buds of the locals.
Q3• What traditional food you would like your foreigner friends to try?
Ans I’d seriously love my foreign friends to try out Dal-Batti, Churma and also Dosa as they have an amazing taste and also come under the list of my own favourites. I feel Indians have a variety of cuisines and everything is worth a shot.