Cue Card # 177: Describe an activity you do to remain healthy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 177

Describe an activity or something you do to remain healthy.

You should say:

  • what you do
  • when you do it
  • how often you do it

and explain how it helps you to remain healthy. 

[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:

We all try to choose different activities in order to remain healthy, depending on our timings, scopes and lifestyle choice. As far as I am concerned, I always prefer “walking” as my favourite activity, and I will tell you why I like it, and how it helps me to remain healthy, shortly.

However, before starting to like “walking” as my favourite activity, I was more of a “gym” person. In other words, I used to go to the gym every once in a while to sweat before deciding to stop going there because the gym is a bit too far from where I live. I decided to give up on the idea of doing “gym” also because I thought that the place was a bit too crowded for my liking. So, I thought that it was time for me to find a different type of activity, and I thought that “walking” was the best option for me.

Now, I walk pretty much every day on a regular basis except when I am out of my town due to professional reasons (I have to leave my town once in a while to meet some of my high end, real estate clients because I work as a real estate manager). But, even then, I try my best to do some “walking” exercise if I am done with my appointments and manage to squeeze some time.

By the way, I try to enjoy this activity mostly during the evening hours on the weekdays, but I try to do it in the morning during the weekends because, in the afternoon, I try to visit my elderly grandparents.

But, no matter when I perform this particular activity, it helps me remain healthy by maintaining proper body weight. Of course, it is not that I am overweight or something, rather I do it to look slim and stay fit. This activity helps me, also because it allows me to breathe some fresh air outdoors while also enjoying the cool and calm weather of a lovely evening.

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