Something you have started recently which is good for your health - Cue Card # 631

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Something you have started recently which is good for your health.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when you have started it
  • why you have started doing it
and explain how it is good for your health.
 
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

When I read the “phrase” for the first at my elementary/primary school, I didn’t quite understand what it really meant. The “phrase” revisited me many times during my high school and college years as well, but I still didn’t fully appreciate its significance and appeal to our overall well-being.

It actually took an excruciating stomach pain for me to fully understand and appreciate a phrase as “evergreen” as “Heath is Wealth” when my doctor advised me a month ago to walk at least 30 minutes a day in order to ensure better digestion for my suffering stomach. And another 30 minutes if I wanted to get rid of that extra fat which I have amassed at the bottom of my belly! Since then, I started “jogging’ a little even though my body doesn’t quite like to go along with that idea. I would like to thank you for this nice cue card topic.

I am persistent with the routine of a 30-minute “walk” daily. Does walking help our digestive system? The answer is a resounding “yes’, and I have figured it out already after only a couple of weeks of jogging. In fact, the result is more encouraging than what I felt after eating medicines for months. My gastric problem was under control while developing a bit more appetite for foods. In fact, jogging is a very good aerobic exercise as it can improve our blood flow to the digestive tract and speed up metabolism while regulating weight and relieving stress at the same time, which can all then contribute to a healthy and well-functioning digestive system.

And once, we are blessed with a perfectly-functioning digestive system, it is highly unlikely that we will attract any digestive diseases such as constipation, gastric or liver problems. Another health benefit of jogging is that it will help burn our unnecessary body fat by using it as “fuel” for tone muscle, which will, of course, result in extra strength and more polished appearance. I am glad that I have started running!
 



Model Answer 2:

Thank you for this interesting topic. I have recently started going to a gymnasium and this is something I have been planning to do for a long. However, I am happy that I am finally doing it and I believe this is something that will bring numerous benefits to me. 

For more than a year, I have been planning to take some outdoor activities to remain fit. I am already in my early thirties and due to my work pressure in the office, I hardly get time to play outdoor sports or walk in the morning or in the evening. I realised how important it is for me to do some sort of exercise considering my age and in the middle of the last January, I became a member of a local gymnasium. After I started visiting the gym each day and doing exercise for about an hour, I have lost more than 8 pounds of my body weight in just three months.

I was slightly overweight before I started the gym. After I shed some weight, I now have a good body mass index. The decision to go to the gym every day was a great one as it has not only helped me lose some of my body weight and remain fit but also helped me to adopt a balanced diet and a healthier lifestyle. I wake up before 6.00 am as I need to go to the gym before 6.45 am and as a result, I go to bed early at night. The gym instructor has recommended me a dietary change and this is also helping me a lot. Since I start my day with some physical exercise, I drink more water each day and feel more energetic throughout the day. I am hoping to continue this routine and expecting more positive changes to live a healthy life.

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