CUE CARD – Describe an activity you do to keep fit

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an activity you do to keep fit.

You should say:

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

Sample Answer

A very famous proverb ‘Health is Wealth’ depicts the importance of health over wealth. And we realized its value in 2020 when the world was hit by a deadly virus, Covid-19. Where a sizeable number of people lost their lives because of low immunity. In this contemporary epoch it is essential to stay healthy and to stay healthy there are various activities that a person can do. Likewise, I will be speaking about an activity that I follow to keep myself fit.
The activity I do is Yoga. It is derived from the Sanskrit word Yuj, which means to yoke or bind, referring to the union of our own body and mind. In this manner, yoga is an organic technique of helping us keep our mind and body in the same place at the same time.

As I am an early bird, so I wake up quite early and efficiently manage my time. I do yoga in the morning at 5:30 every day on the terrace. My locality is covered with a verdant view which helps to boost my mood. While practicing Yoga, the fresh breeze that blows helps me to rejuvenate and heal internally. It is the best time of the day. After it, I feel energetic and optimistic about the upcoming tasks of the day.

I have taken Yoga classes before, so I’m aware of the various asanas. And I’m capable of doing them without any strain. I start with some stretching and then proceed with some breathing exercises popularly known as Pranayama, which has multiple benefits for the human body. It facilitates and helps in strengthening the connection between your body and mind subsequently, I move on to other asanas.

Yoga has not one but umpteen gains. It helps in keeping our mental and physical health intact. Furthermore, your body becomes more flexible after consistent yoga practice and you also develop a great sense of self-discipline and self-awareness. In short, it improves our well-being and gives us better mental clarity.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe an activity you do to keep fit’.

Q1. What do old people in your country do to keep fit?
Staying fit is an indispensable task for everyone. If we talk about old people then generally they go for a morning walk along with that they avoid high intake of calorie foods. Some even do yoga, especially the Pranayama. In the morning, I often see many elderly people performing a laughing exercise, well it is a great cardio workout, especially for old people who are incapable of doing other physical activity due to injury or illness.

Q2. What kinds of sports are popular in India?
In my country, sports play a significant role in people’s lives. People in India closely follow various sports and enthusiastically participate in them. Sports like hockey, swimming, cricket, badminton, and many more. Cricket has a very massive fan base in India. However, in more recent decades, football has also become another popular sport in terms of broadcast viewership and stadium audience attendance.

Q3. What else people can do to keep fit besides sports?
Sports were not prominent in the olden days, as it is prevailing at present. However, older people still managed to keep themselves fit. Earlier it was their everyday tasks that kept them fit since there was no dependency on technology, people had to complete their work without relying on a machine, which eventually makes them fit and active. Another way to stay fit would be by consuming a proper food diet, managing the calorie intake, and avoiding fast food people can lead a healthy life.

Q4. Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?
According to my perspective, it solely depends on the person, whether they are interested in it or not they shouldn’t be pushed into them. However, if they wish to then proper supervision and guidance must be provided.



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