Describe An Activity You Do To Keep Fit

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an activity you do to keep fit.

You should say:

What the activity is?
When and where you usually do it?
How you do it?
Explain why it can keep your fit?

Note: 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:

Well, people do different activities to stay fit and healthy but I find the morning walk, the best activity to do.

What the activity is?
I am in habit of going for a morning walk for almost two years now and I started this activity on the recommendation of my father. The fact is that because of the sedentary routine and being over-occupied with studies.

When and where you usually do it?
I was feeling kind of lethargic and not involved in any kind of physical activity but on my fathers recommendation who always go for a walk at 6 in the morning. I decided to join him.

I do this activity on regular basis now and it benefits me a lot. We go for a walk in the colony park and there is also a jogging track. So I jog there for almost 30 minutes. This activity is more like a panacea.

How you do it? and Explain why it can keep your fit?
I must say that prior to joining this activity I was really lethargic but now I feel quite active and rejuvenated.

The morning fresh air really refreshes me and makes me feel physically and mentally fit but there are more benefits apart from this, the main thing is that I do not have to pay anything for this activity because I know my friends who have joined sports centres, swimming centres, and gymnasiums and others.

They pay heavily to avail these facilities but I don’t have to pay even a single penny.

In addition, the free yoga classes provided at the colony park are extremely helpful to me because by doing yoga for 10-15 mins in the morning helps to improve my concentration.

At the same time, it gives me healthy time to spend with my father and during this time, I often discuss my personal problems which help to strengthen my bonding with him.

Overall, it is a wonderful activity and I recommend to all age groups. At the same time, people who are over or under-weight to get into the habit of morning walk as it is going to bring a huge change in their physical and mental fitness.

Model Answer 2:


  • I do a lot of things to stay healthy such as morning walk, yoga, cycling and so on but here I would like to talk about the morning walk.

What the activity is?

  • Every day I get up early in the morning and go for morning walk.
  • I go with my grandfather, who is 95.

When and where you usually do it?

  • He has never missed his morning walk in his life.
  • In fact his secret of good health is the morning walk.
  • I joined him about a year ago and ever since I also have been very regular.
  • We go to a park near our home.
  • There is a jogging track in the park which is full of activity in those early morning hours.

How you do it?

  • My grandfather and I both wear our track suits and walking shoes while walking.
  • During our walk, my grandpa tells me a lot of stories.
  • He has a lot to tell and sometimes I am surprised at his memory.

why it can keep your fit?

  • Morning walk has a lot of benefits,
  • I used to be very fat, in fact a couch potato, but now I am very fit – all because of the walk and all because of my grandfather who made me do it,
  • Morning walk also improves the blood circulation.
  • It is a good exercise for all age groups.
  • The young can do a brisk walk and the elderly can do a leisurely stroll.
  • There is a laughter club in my home town.
  • Sometimes they too are there in the park at that time.
  • They come there to laugh out their stress and worries.
  • Their laughter is so infectious that when they laugh we also can’t help laughing with them.


  • So a morning walk is the activity which I do to stay healthy.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “Describe an activity you do to keep fit”.

1. What do old people in your country do to keep fit?
Old people do a lot to keep fit. They do yoga, go for walks, eat healthy food, avoid junk food and take proper food supplements.

2. What kinds of sports are popular in India?
India is a diverse country. All types of sports are popular such as cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, tennis and so on.

3. Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?
Yes, they should if they want to. However, they should do so under proper supervision and after undergoing proper training from licensed companies.

5. What else people can do to keep fit besides sports?
People can avoid fast foods and eat healthy and balanced diet.

6. What can parents do to make their children like sports?
They can make them join sports classes. They can act as role models. If they themselves play outdoor sports, their children will automatically follow them. Even if they don’t play themselves, they can go out with their children and watch them play.


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