IELTS Speaking Part 1: Topic Health

Topic Health

  1. Is it important to you to eat healthy food? [Why? / Why not?]
    I believe that most people would agree that it’s better if you have a healthy and balanced diet consisting of all the major food groups. Personally, I prefer to eat healthy food because

    I feel better for it; it’s more nutritious and the long-term health benefit are considerable.
    Sometimes, I eat food that isn’t so healthy, and sometimes I don’t really enjoy it, or the next day I feel bad. I prefer simple, but healthy food, although sometimes I indulge in treats, but mainly I eat a healthy diet.

  2. If you catch a cold, what do you do to feel better? [Why?]
    A lot will depend on how bad it is; if it’s not too bad I’ll struggle through and try not to let it get me down. I’ll make a conscious effort to eat well and sleep sufficiently and avoid doing anything which isn’t absolutely necessary so that my body can focus on recovering.

    If it’s a really bad cold, I might take something, like a hot lemon drink or some medication to combat the symptoms, but I don’t really like doing so. I prefer to let my body deal with naturally.

    However, if I have a lot of work to do, or an important meeting, something like that, I’ll usually try to make sure that I take whatever is necessary to make me feel good for the day, so that I can concentrate, and then make sure to rest well at the end of the day.

  3. Do you pay attention to public information about health? [Why? / Why not?]
    Yes, in general, I can’t remember when the last time was that I saw something like that, but if there is a warning or advice about a particular health problem, then I’ll usually try to bear it in mind.

    In general, I’m very healthy, I eat well, and do exercise regularly, so there’s not much in terms of bad habits or changes that I could make. And I also visit my doctor regularly for various check-ups.

  4. What could you do to have a healthier lifestyle?
    Honestly, not much. Like I said, I eat healthy and balanced meals, exercise, and don’t have any bad habits like drinking lots of coffee or alcohol.

    My lifestyle is already a healthy one. I’m fit and active and generally avoid things which are bad for your health, so I can’t really think of anything in particular that I could do, or change, to be even healthier at the moment.