IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three on food

IELTS Speaking Part One questions on food

Student A

• How often do you cook? Would you like to be able to do so more often?

• How often do you eat out? Would you like to do so more often?

• Would you say that you have a healthy diet? Why do you say that?

• What kinds of restaurants do people your age in your country usually go to? Is that different from your parent’s generation?

• What kind of food do you like?

• Are there any foods you particularly dislike? Do many other people feel that way?

IELTS Speaking Part One questions on food

Student B

• Would you say that you are a good cook? Why/ Why not?

• What kinds of restaurants do you like? What’s the most important factor in your choice?

• What do you usually eat for breakfast/ lunch/ dinner? Why?

• When did you last eat out? How was it?

• What dish do you most enjoy cooking? Why do you like making that one?

• Are there any foods you can’t eat? Is it difficult to avoid them?

• How do you feel about packaged food? Why do you feel that way?

IELTS Speaking Part Two questions on food

Describe a dish that you like. You should explain:

– Its ingredients

– How it is prepared

– How it is eaten

And say how popular you think this is amongst other people and why.


Describe an ingredient that you often use, including:

– What it looks like

– Where you buy it

– Why you often use it

And give some examples of ways that you use it.


Talk about a restaurant that you went to recently. Speak about:

– Its location

– Its food

– Its décor

And say what its best and worst points are.

IELTS Speaking Part Three-style questions on food and health

• Are people in your country generally knowledgeable about healthy and unhealthy foods, do you think?

• What could be the consequences of people’s changes in diet?

• Do you think your government is doing enough to improve people’s diets?

• What can be done to make young people eat healthier food, do you think?

• How important is retaining a country’s traditional food culture, in your opinion?

• Do you believe that people in your country learn enough about healthy eating at school?

• Do you think that restrictions on the sale of very unhealthy foods is a good idea?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a fast food restaurant in your local area?

• In what ways does packaged food benefit society?

• Do you think there is a danger that your country’s traditional cuisine could disappear?

• How have people’s attitudes to foreign food changed over the last 50 years in your country?

• What are your predictions for people’s diets in the next twenty years?

• Do you think that the food available in supermarkets is getting better or worse? (What makes you say that?)

• Do you think that people’s attitude to chemicals in food is changing?

• Are modern “health foods” really good for us, do you think?


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