Cue Card Sample

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

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

Describe 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 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, or 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 a 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 10 pounds of my body weight in just two months.

I was slightly overweight before I started the gym. After I shed some weight, I now have a good BMI (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 expect more positive changes to live a healthy life.


Model Answer 3:

Thank you for the opportunity to let me discuss something I've recently started that has been beneficial for my health. Well, recently, I embarked on a doctor-recommended diet regimen that prioritizes vegetables and protein while minimizing added sugars and carbohydrates. This change in dietary habits commenced about three months ago, and I'm already beginning to feel the positive effects.

I decided to adopt this dietary approach primarily to improve my overall health and well-being. With a growing awareness of the importance of nutrition in preventing chronic diseases and maintaining vitality, I felt compelled to make healthier choices in my diet. Moreover, I was motivated by specific health concerns raised by my doctor during a recent check-up, which prompted me to take action and prioritize my health.

This diet is beneficial for my health in several ways. By focusing on vegetables and lean proteins, I've significantly increased my intake of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, which are crucial for optimal bodily function. Additionally, by reducing my consumption of added sugars and refined carbohydrates, I've been able to better manage my blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of insulin resistance and other metabolic disorders.

Furthermore, this dietary change has had a positive impact on my energy levels and overall sense of well-being. I've noticed that I feel more energized and alert throughout the day, which has translated into increased productivity and a greater ability to engage in physical activity. Additionally, I've experienced improvements in my mood and mental clarity, which I attribute to the stable blood sugar levels and improved nutrient intake provided by this diet. I'm committed to continuing this dietary regimen and exploring other ways to prioritize my health and well-being in the future.

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