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IELTS Speaking Test 1: Food

1: What kinds of food do you particularly like?
I’d have to say Asian cuisine is my favorite. I am a huge fan of the bold flavors and spices used in Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Something I often daydream about eating is X, which is a tip-smacking noodle soup dish served with a crab broth. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Bold flavor (phrase) strong flavor

Tip-smacking (adj) delicious

Broth (noun) soup consisting of meat or vegetable chunks

2: Is there any food you don’t like?
It’s true that there are a few things that kind of put me off. For example, I cannot stand Y, which is essentially a shrimp paste. A lot of people like it, though, but I think it smells awful. Definitely not my cup of tea.

Put someone off (phrase) cause someone to lose interest or enthusiasm

Not my cup of tea (idiom) not what one likes or is interested in

3: What kinds of food are most popular in your country?
I think street food is a staple around here. You can find bustling food stalls all around our nation, and they are my go-tos for a cheap and cheerful meal. I mean gourmet restaurants are nice and all, but street food is what our country is all about.

Staple (noun) an important product, especially a food, that people eat or use regularly

Bustling (adj) a bustling place is full of noise and activity and is usually pleasant and interesting

Gourmet restaurant (phrase) describe a class of restaurant, cuisine, meal or ingredient of high quality, of special presentation, or high sophistication

4: Do you like cooking? (Why?/ Why not?)
Actually, I’d like to think that cooking is my forte. I developed a passion for culinary arts when I first watched the cooking show Masterchef. Since then, I have learnt a lot of recipes and I can easily whip up a good dinner.

Whip up (phrasal verb) prepare something to eat very quickly

Forte (noun) something that someone is very good at or knows a lot about

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