Cue Card Sample

Describe an article you have read about healthy living - Cue Card # 752

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

Describe an article you have recently read about healthy living.

You should say:

  • when you read it
  • where you read it
  • what topics it covered

and explain what you have learned from it. 

[Instruction: 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:

Just like every other health-conscious person, I also have a habit of reading and learning more about healthy living. Of course, I don’t always like what I read or learn (well…trust me, “living healthy” is not an easy thing), but I certainly liked a health-related article, which I have recently read, and today I would like to talk about that.

Anyway, I read the article about a month ago or so in a very popular health magazine in my country – a health magazine which I very seldom read because, frankly speaking, it is kind of expensive for me to buy or subscribe online. But I decided to buy a copy of this magazine with the hope that I would get some authentic and updated news about maintaining “gut health” as I suffer from some digestive problems from time to time. Of course, it is not a serious health issue, but it does negatively affect my normal life, and I wanted to do something different about it instead of just taking some medicines. 

Now, back to our original topic – the article that is. Oh, by the way, the article, I am talking about, didn’t really talk exclusively about “gut health” (which I was looking for), but it did talk about some kind of “balanced diets” for people of different age groups. In fact, the article, written by a very accomplished public health professional of our country, went to a great length also in explaining what kinds of foods we ought to consume in different kinds of weather to keep our body and digestive system functioning at its optimum. 

Anyway, to conclude, I learned a great deal about how our overall health and digestive system are so intricately interconnected. Besides, by reading this article, I also came to know how we can enjoy our food even more by eating the right kind and amount of food at the right time. So, all in all, the article was a great read with all the information it provided.


Model Answer 2:

Recently, I had the opportunity to delve into an insightful article on healthy living that significantly impacted my perspective on well-being. The article, titled "Holistic Wellness: A Roadmap to a Healthier You," caught my eye during a casual browsing session online a few weeks ago. For this topic, I would like to talk about this article.

When you read it:
I stumbled upon this article about three weeks ago when I was looking for reliable sources of information on holistic health practices. As I have been actively striving to lead a healthier lifestyle, the timing of finding this piece felt serendipitous.

Where you read it:
I read the article on a reputable health and wellness website known for its evidence-based content. The platform is frequented by health enthusiasts and professionals alike, ensuring that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date.

What topics it covered:
"Holistic Wellness: A Roadmap to a Healthier You" covered a myriad of topics related to comprehensive well-being. It began by discussing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional health, emphasizing the importance of addressing each aspect for overall wellness. The article delved into practical tips for maintaining a balanced diet, incorporating regular exercise, managing stress through mindfulness practices, and fostering positive social connections. Additionally, it explored lesser-known aspects of holistic health, such as the significance of sleep hygiene and the role of environmental factors.

And explain what you have learned from it:
The article served as a comprehensive guide, dispelling common misconceptions about health and offering practical strategies for a balanced and fulfilling life. One key takeaway was the emphasis on the mind-body connection and how nurturing mental well-being positively influences physical health. The insights on creating a personalized wellness plan, considering individual preferences and lifestyle, resonated deeply with me. Moreover, the article prompted me to reevaluate my approach to self-care, encouraging a more holistic perspective. It reiterated the importance of small, sustainable changes over time, reinforcing the idea that a healthy lifestyle is a journey rather than a destination.

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