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HomeIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2Describe something you do to keep healthy

Describe something you do to keep healthy

You should say:

  • What the activity is
  • When you do it
  • How often you do itAnd explain why it is a good way to look after your health.

Band 8 Sample

I would like to share with you something that I am keen on doing in my leisure time to stay healthy, which is jogging.

I took up this habit about 2 years ago. At that time, I was up to my ears with study to prepare for my graduation examination so I was a little bit stressed out. Then I thought that I needed to do something energetic to release some stress, so I decided to have a crack at jogging.

At first, doing this was quite challenging for me because I led a sedentary lifestyle. I just sat in front of my computer every day to complete my assignments. But after a few days of suffering from muscle aches, I got used to jogging and kept doing it in the evenings.

Well, I have to say that this sport has helped me a lot in strengthening my physical health as well as my mental health. Thanks to jogging, I was able to lose my fat belly and get lean. Now, to be honest, I’m quite satisfied with my youthful appearance and trying to maintain it. Also, jogging allows me to unwind and enjoy fresh air, and whenever I go jogging I feel like my mind is being refreshed.

In the future, I am going to keep doing this to stay healthy and maybe I will try some other sports too. That’s all!

Vocabulary highlights

  • take up: start doing something
  • to be up to my ears in: extremely busy
  • have a crack at something: attempt to do something
  • sedentary lifestyle: spend a lot of time sitting down
  • get lean: have very little or no fat

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