Describe a kind of food people eat in a special occasion - Bài mẫu IELTS Speaking

“Describe a kind of food people eat in a special occasion” thuộc nhóm chủ đề “Describe an experience (miêu tả trải nghiệm)” là chủ đề thường xuất hiện trong IELTS Speaking Part 2.
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11/01/2022
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Lập dàn ý chủ đề “Describe a kind of food people eat in a special occasion”

  • When you eat that meal

  • How you prepare it

  • What ingredients are used to prepare it

  • and explain why you enjoy it.

Bài mẫu “Describe a kind of food people eat in a special occasion”

Bài mẫu band 5+

I would like to talk about my 20th birthday party when I had a really great time and an amazing meal with my friends. What made the meal so special was that it was a surprise party and I had no clue before that. 

I can remember vividly that I came to class to study as usual. Suddenly the lights went out and my friends appeared with a huge birthday cake. Without saying much, I was so surprised and in seventh heaven. The cake was hand-made just for me by my best friend so it had everything I liked. It was a fudgy and moist chocolate cake with caramel frosting. Apparently, we could not make home-cooked food in class so we ordered some more dishes like fried chicken and pizza. 

The meal was so big that I felt we could feed the whole class. We invited other classmates to join the party with us so it kind of became a chance for me to make more friends. While eating, we decided to take part in some games to learn more about each other. I was so glad that I made new friends and got closer to other classmates because of this party. I also received many wishes from my friends which really made my day. Normally, I don’t like eating out but on that day, I enjoyed all the food served. In the end, we ate the whole thing up.

Above that, it was an unforgettable moment as it was the time that I felt sincere and genuine friendships. As I blew out the candles on the cake, I wished that our friendship would last forever.  

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Từ vựng:

  • an amazing meal: một bữa ăn tuyệt vời

  • a surprise party: một bữa tiệc bất ngờ

  • have no clue: không biết gì cả

  • vividly: một cách sinh động

  • in seventh heaven: rất vui và hạnh phúc

  • hand-made: tự làm bằng tay

  • a fudgy and moist chocolate cake: một chiếc bánh sô cô lô xốp và ẩm

  • caramel frosting: lớp phủ caramel

  • home-cooked food: đồ ăn nấu ở nhà

  • take part in: tham gia

  • make new friends: kết bạn mới

  • get closer to sb: trở nên thân thiết hơn với ai

  • make my day: khiến tôi vui vẻ cả ngày

  • eat sth up: ăn hết sạch cái gì 

  • blow out the candles: thổi nến.

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Bài mẫu band 6.5+

Because my mom is a super great cook, since I was a child, I have had the privilege to try lots of awesome dishes. So when it comes to Vietnamese food, there are hundreds of choices that come to mid. But the one I want to talk about is Banh Chung, a traditional food that most Vietnamese people eat during Tet holiday. According to the Vietnamese culture, making Banh Chung is a way to express gratitude to our ancestors and homeland.

Compared with cooking ordinary food, the process of making Banh Chung is much more complicated and time-consuming as it requires lots of ingredients and skills. To make Banh Chung, we need glutinous rice, pork meat, and green beans. First we have to choose and soak sticky rice in water one night in advance. Rice is wrapped into a square shape, and the wrapping must be neither tight nor loose. Then Banh Chung will be boiled for about 12 hours. This is the most memorable part, as we tend to gather around the fire, chating and eating snacks the whole night. No mater how modern the world may become, having Banh Chung with beloved ones still plays an irreplaceable role in the Vietnamese spiritual life during Tet holidays.

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Từ vựng:

  • Have a privilege to: có đặc quyền làm gì

  • When it comes to: khi nhắc về

  • Come to sbd’s mind: đến tâm trí của ai đó

  • Express gratitude: bày tỏ sự biết ơn

  • Ancestor: tổ tiên

  • Soak: ngâm

  • (time) In advance: trước bao lâu

  • Memorable: đáng nhớ

  • Spiritual life: đời sống tinh thần.

Bài mẫu band 8+

I would like to retell my story on Christmas Eve in 2020 - the time when I had such a memorable feast with my friend’s family. My friend comes from a Christian family and apparently, Christmas is the biggest holiday for them. Just like the Tet holiday in Vietnam, you spend Christmas with your loved ones, by giving each other gifts and sharing a meal together. I was invited to join the dinner with them, which turned out to be an amazing experience.

As soon as I arrived, I felt the cosy and joyful atmosphere around the house coming from the red and yellow shades of Christmas decorations. When I stepped in, I could immediately sense the appealing smells of the dishes from the kitchen, which already gave me an appetite. Believe it or not, my eyes lit up when I saw all the food being served. They had all kinds of traditional festive cuisines starting with a creamy mushroom soup and king prawn cocktail. The main course included a perfect roast turkey and mouth-watering rib-eye steak with mixed salad. Finally, the feast would not be complete without delicious Christmas pudding and a tasty cheesecake. 

It’s a bit embarrassing to say but I did eat like a horse because the food was so yummy. Apart from that, during the meal, we shared stories with each other and laughed a lot, which made the dinner so meaningful and heart-warming. The experience is truly invaluable to me since it has opened my eyes to different cultures and how Christmas is celebrated. After that, my friend’s parents even gave me a Christmas present that made me feel at home. 

The pleasant and delightful dinner made me full of beans and helped me learn a lot about Christian religious values. I guess the festival is all about spending quality time with families and friends, giving gifts and spreading joy.

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Từ vựng:

  • a memorable feast: một bữa tiệc đáng nhớ

  • Christian: thuộc thiên chúa giáo

  • loved ones: những người thân thiết (dùng để chỉ gia đình và bạn bè thân thiết)

  • share a meal: chia sẻ bữa ăn

  • turn out to be sth: trở thành cái gì

  • cosy and joyful atmosphere: không khí ấm áp và tươi vui

  • Christmas decorations: đồ trang trí Giáng sinh

  • sense: cảm nhận

  • appealing smells: mùi thơm hấp dẫn

  • give me an appetite: khiến tôi thèm ăn

  • my eyes light up: mắt tôi sáng lên 

  • traditional festive cuisines: các món ăn lễ hội truyền thống

  • the main course: bữa chính

  • a perfect roast turkey: một con gà tây nướng hoàn hảo

  • mouth-watering: hấp dẫn (chỉ món ăn)

  • delicious/ tasty/ yummy: ngon

  • eat like a horse: ăn rất nhiều

  • heart-warming: ấm lòng

  • invaluable: vô giá

  • open my eyes: mở rộng tầm mắt của tôi

  • feel at home: cảm thấy như ở nhà

  • full of beans: tràn đầy năng lượng/ vui vẻ

  • religious values: giá trị tôn giáo

  • quality time: thời gian chất lượng

  • spread joy: lan truyền niềm vui.

Các chủ đề tương tự

Các ý tưởng và từ vựng trong bài mẫu trên có thể được sử dụng để phát triển câu trả lời cho các chủ đề sau:

  • Describe a job that was done by your grandparents: When my grandmother was alive and my grandfather could walk by himself, they always made Banh Chung together when it is Tet.

  • Describe something you brought back from a tourist attraction: Back to when I was studying overseas a few years ago, one time I went to California and visited Orange county. After seeing that they sold Banh Chung, which is one of Vietnam’s traditional dishes. I immediately bought 10 of these.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

Do Vietnamese people eat rice every day?

Gợi ý: Người trẻ thì thích thử nhiều loại đồ ăn nên việc ăn cơm hằng ngày sẽ rất chán. Trong khi những người lớn tuổi hơn thì việc ăn cơm tất cả các bữa không thành vấn đề.

Well, it depends on which age group we are talking about. With millennials, eating rice every day sounds like an evil torture as they love trying new things such as pizza or hamburgers instead of sticking to just one type of food. Yet, with older people, especially those who prefer traditional values, rice is an essential part of their daily diet so having it in every meal is normal.

Do people in your country like to eat food from plants or animals?

Gợi ý: Ngày xưa thì ăn thịt. Nhưng ngày nay lo cho sức khoẻ nên việc ăn nguồn gốc thực vật trở nên phổ biến hơn.

In the past Vietnamese people used to consume a massive amount of meat. However, nowadays we are more concerned about our general well-being so food derived from plants has become a more popular choice for the majority of Vietnamese people.

In your opinion, should people become vegetarians?

Gợi ý: Ăn một ít rau thì tốt. Nhưng cả ngày chỉ ăn mỗi thực vật thì rất chán (đời sống tnh thần cũng rất quan trọng).

No, not at all. Although it’s always a good idea to eat vegetables every day, only eating vegetable is a totally different story. I think having a rich spiritual life with various kinds of food is as important as eating in a proper way.

Should we eat more for breakfast or lunch?

Gợi ý: Ăn sáng đầy đủ thì mới có đủ chất dinh dưỡng và năng lượng cho 1 ngày. Buổi trưa đa số chúng ta không có nhiều thời gian cho việc ăn uống nên chỉ cần ăn đơn giản là được.

That’s not something I often think about, but maybe having a carefully prepared breakfast is a wiser option. By doing so, we will have all the energy and nutrition required for the whole day. Meanwhile, having a simple lunch sounds more reasonable for most of us due to our hectic working schedule.

Is there any difference in the food that the rich and the poor eat?

Gợi ý: Người giàu chi nhiều tiền, đồ ăn nhiều dinh dưỡng. Người nghèo ít tiền, dựa vào các nguồn năng lượng rẻ tiền hơn (VD: mì tôm, nước ngọt) để cho qua bữa.

Basically, a major difference is not the kind of food they eat but the quality. Affluent people tend to spend lots of money on food so their meals are usually more nutritious whereas poor people have to rely on cheap sources of calories to meet their daily requirement. For example, while the rich have a proper breakfast, the underprivileged would just have some bread and butter.

Từ vựng theo chủ đề:

  • Depend on: dựa, phụ thuộc vào

  • Age group: nhóm tuổi

  • Millennials: giới trẻ (sinh sau những năm 1990)

  • Torture: sự tra tấn

  • Traditional values: những giá trị truyền thống

  • Daily diet: chế độ ăn hằng ngày

  • A massive amount of: số lượng khổng lồ cái gì đó

  • General well-being: tình trạng sức khoẻ

  • Derived from: có nguồn gốc từ

  • It’s always a good idea to: nó luôn là 1 ý tưởng hay để làm gì đó

  • Wiser: thông thái hơn

  • Affluent people: người giàu có

  • Cheap sources of calories: các nguồn ca-lo rẻ tiền

  • Daily requirement: yêu cầu hằng ngày

  • Underprivileged: nghèo, kém may mắn.

Tổng kết

Bài viết trên đã đưa ra 3 câu trả lời mẫu cho IELTS Speaking part 2 với chủ đề Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal. Các bài mẫu này được chia theo từng mức độ từ 5+, 6.5+ và 8+ đi kèm với giải thích chi tiết về từ vựng. Để áp dụng hiệu quả bài viết này, người học hãy tham khảo các ý tưởng và từ vựng với đúng trình độ của mình và đưa ra những câu trả lời phù hợp với bản thân.

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