IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card
Describe your favorite way to relax.
- what it is
- how effective it is for you
- when and how you relax
and explain why you like this way of relaxation
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Today, in this mechanized world, workload can make us feel a little relentless. For this reason taking leisure time for oneself is extremely crucial. Due to different interests of most of the people, they prefer to indulge themselves in various sort of hobbies. Here, I would want to talk about gardening, which is the most effective way to relax for me.
Time spent gardening helps calm my mind, soothes ragged emotions and boost my ability to focus on the positive aspects of life. The sound of creatures present in the garden helps me detach from everyday agony and contemplate on the present moment for the time being. Though it is said to be an orthodox mode of relaxing, it’s can be really soothing if it interests you. Gardening is considered as the best way for therapy in several western countries as well.
I was lucky enough to live in a place with a garden of our own. Since my childhood, interrupting my parents while they were gardening fascinated me. Soon this habit developed into a hobby. Whenever I don’t feel like myself, I visit a nursery to get plants to renovate my garden. The fragrance of the freshly watered plants eliminates my tension.
The reason why I like this way of relaxation is that I can leave life related issues outside the garden. Gardening also helps reduce cortisol in my body as we are in peaceful company of nature. The sound of butterflies and birdsong, the color of leaves, and the aroma of flowers are captivating for me and it refreshes my mind greatly.