Vocabulary - less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)

1 - How often do you eat-out?  Once in a blue moon, once in a while, every now and again, on a weekly basis, daily?

2 - When you eat out do you enjoy sampling exotic dishes or do you tend to stick to old favourites?

3 - When it comes to choosing a restaurant,

- is good value for money  a priority or are you ok with     splashing out on a meal?

- how important is it for the menu to contain a wide array of dishes?

4 - As far as the service is concerned, which of the following descriptions are important for you

- first-rate,  prompt, friendly,

5 - Did you ever have to wait for ages to get served?

6 - Are you partial to any particular national cuisine or are you keen on any country's dishes?

6 - Do spicy dishes strike a chord with your taste buds?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

1 -  Do people often go to restaurants in your country?
2 - What are the advantages of having restaurants with different cuisines?
3 - Any disadvantages?
4 - What are the key aspects of a good restaurant?
5 - Is it different if we talk about a fast food restaurant?
6 - What makes a good waiter / waitress?
7 - Is the profession of a chef popular in your country?
8 - Does more expensive always mean better?
9 - For what reasons do people in your country go to restaurants?
10 -Why do some people not like restaurants?
11 -Who is responsible for supervising restaurants?
12 -Do you think restaurants will become more or less popular in the future? What about take-away?

Long-turn (IELTS part2)

Talk about a time you went to a restaurant but had some problems

  • When it was
  • Why you chose the restaurant
  • What the problems were

and what happened in the end?

Talk about a restaurant you would open if you could

  • What type would you open
  • Where would you open it
  • What would be special about it

and what type of person would like it?

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