Describe an article which you have read about health IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an article which you have read about health.

You should say
What was it?
When you read it?
Where did you read it?
Why did you read it?
Why do you think it was an interesting read?

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 Answers and follow up questions to describe an article which you have read about health IELTS cue card:

Introduction: and What was it?

  • I read an article about intermittent fasting that I found very interesting.

Where did you read it?

  • I read it online in New York Times in December last year.
  • I have struggled with eating a healthy diet and keeping my weight in control.

Why did you read it?

  • I wanted to make a New Year’s resolution for the coming year to follow a healthy lifestyle and adopt good eating habits.

When did you read it?

  • I had winter break in December and had some time to research healthy living before the Year 2021 started.
  • I went online and started searching for ways to lose weight, and that’s when I saw some articles on intermittent fasting.
  • One of them was from New York Times, and that’s the article I wanted to read.
  • I have always found news and articles from NY Times to be reliable and well researched.
  • The article explained that intermittent fasting meant fasting for 16 hours every day.
  • This can be done by eating dinner by 8 PM, skipping breakfast, and having the first meal at noon.
  • Also, people can start fasting for 12 hours and gradually increase to 16 hours.
  • This helps in losing weight as, during fasting, glucose gets depleted, and our body starts burning fat for energy.
  • Before reading this article, I thought people only fasted for religious reasons, and there were no health benefits to it.
  • I also thought it was important to eat three meals a day and never miss breakfast as eating breakfast early boosted our metabolism.

Why do you think it was an interesting read?

  • The article also mentioned that other than weight loss, fasting every day also reduces the risk of many diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers.
  • I found all this information very interesting and was intrigued. I began following this diet.
  • It was hard at first, and I almost gave up, but I was beginning to see amazing results, and that kept me going.

Conclusion:

  • I am at my desired weight now, and I am very happy that I came upon this article.
  • I have shared this article with so many friends who are trying to lose weight.

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 article which you have read about health”.

1. Do you think people are healthier now than in the past?
I think people were healthier in the past. They had good pure food with no harmful additives, fresh, clean air to breathe, better work-life balance, and more time for physical activities. Also, today there are so many fast-food options that people are eating junk food more than healthy home-cooked meals.

2. How can you tell whether a website is reliable or not?
One way is to check the URL and see if it’s a trusted company, government agency, or university. Another way is to double-check the information provided. If a credible site contradicts the information provided by a website, then that site can’t be trusted.

3. What activities can school organize for children to keep fit?Schools can organize fun sports events like sack races, relay runs, etc., to keep students active. Schools also need to add more physical education classes to their daily curriculum. They can increase recess time so that students get more time to play outside.

4. What can governments do to improve people’s health?
1. Provide people affordable good quality health care.
2. Build more green spaces like parks, sports stadiums so that people have someplace to walk, exercise, and play.
3. Tax junk foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, and tobacco.

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Describe an article which you have read about health IELTS cue card

Describe an article which you have read about health IELTS cue card

Introduction: and What was it?
I read an article about intermittent fasting that I found very interesting.
Where did you read it?
I read it online in New York Times in December last year.
I have struggled with eating a healthy diet and keeping my weight in control.
Why did you read it?
I wanted to make a New Year’s resolution for the coming year to follow a healthy lifestyle and adopt good eating habits.
When did you read it?
I had winter break in December and had some time to research healthy living before the Year 2021 started.
I went online and started searching for ways to lose weight, and that’s when I saw some articles on intermittent fasting.
One of them was from New York Times, and that’s the article I wanted to read.
I have always found news and articles from NY Times to be reliable and well researched.
The article explained that intermittent fasting meant fasting for 16 hours every day.
This can be done by eating dinner by 8 PM, skipping breakfast, and having the first meal at noon.
Also, people can start fasting for 12 hours and gradually increase to 16 hours.
This helps in losing weight as, during fasting, glucose gets depleted, and our body starts burning fat for energy.
Before reading this article, I thought people only fasted for religious reasons, and there were no health benefits to it.
I also thought it was important to eat three meals a day and never miss breakfast as eating breakfast early boosted our metabolism.
Why do you think it was an interesting read?
The article also mentioned that other than weight loss, fasting every day also reduces the risk of many diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers.
I found all this information very interesting and was intrigued. I began following this diet.
It was hard at first, and I almost gave up, but I was beginning to see amazing results, and that kept me going.