Describe an Activity you do for your Health or Fitness- IELTS Cue Card
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In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you should focus on the topic given and then expand that idea or experience into meaningful sentences using grammar patterns and vocabulary, which can help you get Band 8.0+ for IELTS Speaking.
Let’s practice this topic on an activity you do to keep yourself healthy.
Describe an activity you do for your health or fitnessYou should say
- What you do
- How often you do it
- Where you do it
and explain how you think this activity helps you stay healthy or fit.
Sample Answer 1
To remain healthy and fit is every person’s greatest goal. Likewise, I used to set goals to join a gym like every other youth out there as a New Year resolution. But unfortunately, I would procrastinate and it’s like I didn’t care about it anymore.
As a techie, I used to sit for hours before my system. As a result, I developed a paunch. I didn’t notice it at first. It was during the pandemic lockdown I came to know of this. So, after discussing with my family members, I learned that a morning walk would be a better option. Therefore, along with my cousin, who also has this issue, I decided to try morning walk from the next day onwards. The next morning we began walking for a few kilometres. But as we progress with our walk each day by increasing our distance, it gradually profits us with visible results.
Within a month of walking, I could reduce my belly fat to a minimum. Now I think, if there is a mind to do a certain task and we ready our mind for it, we can achieve it. Now I am exercising regularly and I am no longer concerned about my health issues because I believe it is the mind which needs to be trained and the body will follow it.
Sample Answer 2
Everyone aspires to stay healthy and live a healthy lifestyle as it has many benefits not only for the body but for the mind too. Living a healthy lifestyle prevents long-term illnesses and helps human beings steer clear of diseases.
I’ve been caught up with so much since I started working as a social media manager that I rarely have time for myself. However, I make it a point to set aside an hour or two in the morning for my yoga and meditation. Yoga has helped me grow so much physically, mentally, and spiritually. I started practicing yoga a couple of years back. Although it was extremely challenging at first, I pursued it. Unfortunately, yoga seemed to be more demanding than it appeared.
But I didn’t lose my dedication; I set daily challenges to track my progress, and completing them gave me a sense of accomplishment. Since then, I have been consistently practicing yoga daily in my backyard as soon as I wake up in the morning. Honestly, Yoga has helped me keep my mental and physical health intact. I incorporate yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises to relieve my daily stress and improve my mental well-being. Apart from that, Yoga has helped me stay in shape by burning my calories, enhancing my flexibility and suppleness, toning and strengthening my body muscles.
- Steer Clear
Meaning: Stay away from
Eg: Mike’s mother warned him to steer clear of his notorious friends.
Meaning: something that has been achieved successfully
Eg: Everyone praised the author for his accomplishments.
Meaning: take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include
Eg: The University will incorporate the rules set up by the government.
Meaning: not broken or damaged
Eg: The monument remains intact even after several years.
Meaning: give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a muscle).
Eg: I started doing push-ups to tone my muscles.
Part 3 Follow-ups
1. What do old people in your country do to keep fit?
Well, old people in my country do a lot of things such as practice yoga, meditate, consume proper health supplements, go on a regular walk, avoid junk food, and eat healthy food to stay in the pink of their health.
2. What kinds of sports are popular in India?
Being a diverse country, sports is one of the important aspects of Indian culture. Some of the popular outdoor sports enjoyed by people are cricket, field hockey followed by basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, hockey, and kabaddi.
3. Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?
Of course, young people should play dangerous sports if they are willing to. But before that, they should have to undergo proper supervision and proper training from licensed companies to participate in dangerous sports such as rugby, motorbike racing, auto racing, and mountain biking.
4. What else can people do to keep fit besides sports?
Apart from indulging in sports activities to stay fit, people can start following healthy lifestyle activities such as eating a balanced diet, avoiding fast foods, cutting down on high-calorie junk foods, going on a regular walk, exercising and working out daily, practicing yoga, and meditation daily.
5. What can parents do to make their children like sports?
Physical activity is an essential component of a children’s holistic development and mental well-being. As a result, parents should encourage their children to participate in physical activities by emphasizing the importance of sports. Parents can enroll their children in the sports training centre to help them develop a passion for sports and get them hooked to it. They can also play with their children to help them develop a habit of physical activity. Parents can also invite their children’s friends and play with them to push them to participate in sports.
Eg: Children were hooked on their smartphones.
- Health Supplements
Meaning: product containing one or more vitamins, herbs, enzymes, amino acids, or other ingredients, that is taken orally to supplement one’s diet, as by providing a missing nutrient
Eg: Jim was advised to intake health supplements.
- Pink of their health
Meaning: good health and wellbeing
Eg: The older man is in the pink of his health in his new home.
Meaning: the action of supervising someone or something.
Eg: John has been working under his manager’s supervision.
- Cut down
Meaning: reduce the size, amount, or quantity of something.
Eg: The doctor advised Kim to cut down on sugar consumption.