Don’t Say Delicious! How to Really Talk About Food

IELTS examiners deal with dozens of candidates every day and they hear the same old stories:

My hometown is very beautiful.

I like pizza. It’s so delicious.

And so on.

If you want to stand out, you need to improve your vocabulary enough to avoid IELTS cliches. Here’s how:

Talking About Food for IELTS

Learn to be specific when you’re talking about your favourite foods. Here is a slideshow I made featuring some really useful adjectives for describing flavors and textures:

And here is another for simply saying “delicious” without actually using the word “delicious”!

Author: David S. Wills

David S. Wills is the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult' and the founder/editor of Beatdom literary journal. He lives and works in rural China, and loves to travel. He has worked as an IELTS tutor since 2010, has completed both TEFL and CELTA courses, and has a certificate from Cambridge for Teaching Writing. In 2018, he wrote the popular IELTS handbook, Grammar for IELTS Writing. His other IELTS website is called IELTS Teaching.

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