IELTS Speaking Topic #11 Health

Part 1

Do you have any unhealthy habits?

Well, actually I do… When I’m stressed, I bite my lipsA bad habit of repetitive biting and chewing of lips. Usually comes up when person is anxious. and pick my nailsA bad habit of unintentional damaging of nails and skin around them.. Moreover, I used to smoke cigarettes a few years ago, but hopefully I managed to break this habitStop doing something that is a habit, especially something bad or harmful..

What do you do to stay healthy?

I try to eat healthy food and do regular exercises… Also, I think it’s very important to develop a healthy lifestyle and stick to it… For example, I try to avoid eating junk foodFood that is bad for your health because it contains hight amounts of fat and/or sugar.

In your opinion, what is more important, eating healthy food or doing exercises?

Hm… It’s an interesting question… To be honest, I believe that it is crucial to do both in order to be healthy… However, if I had to choose only one option, I would choose eating healthy food, because otherwise, the risk of developing a chronic diseaseA type of disease that continues to occur for a long time. of digestive system increases…

Part 2

Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.

Describe your (or your friend’s) illness or injury experience. You should say:

  • What was it
  • When did it happen
  • How did you (or your friend) handled it
  • and say how do you feel about it now.

I would like to talk about a car accidentAn accident when two or more cars crash. that happened to me a few years ago and resulted in serious injuries… It was a horrible experience that I would not want to relive … my family was driving home, when a big truck crashed into our passenger car. After the accident I blacked outLost consciousness and was transported to the hospital. When I regained consciousness, I discovered that I had five broked bones, several rupturesTearing of some body tissue. May refer to muscle rupture, tendon rupture and so on. and many cuts and bruisesHematoma of tissue that happens when the tissue is hurt.. To restore the collarbone and leg bone, I had to go through operations, during which metal rods were put onto these bones to fix them… Not surprisingly, I was in a severe painExtreme pain., so physicians prescribedTo prescribe a medicine/therapy = to recommend a medicine/ to take painkillersMedicine that lessens pain. and other medicines for a couple of weeks. During my recovery, I wasn’t able to walk properly and my life then was very difficult. But after several months of proper treatment and physical therapy I fully recovered … I even took up karate soon after! Although the illness was definitely not a pleasant experience, I am very happy and grateful that now I am healthy… Probably, I leaned to value health and became stronger.

Part 3

How can people be encouraged to stay healthy?

It’s an interesting question… In my opinion, government could encourage people to go in for sportsTo start doing sports. by making it more affordable and popular… Promoting healthy food rationingHealthy diet. on the television might be a good idea as well…

What is the best way of helping people with an addiction?

If you ask me, rehabA course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependence. is the best opnion for such people… Professional medical care is essential, if someone wants to overcome the addiction… However, it is also very important to have relatives and friends that would mentally support this person during this period of his or her life…

Do you think people start worrying more about their health as they become older?

Yes, without a doubt! When you’re young, you can affort to drink alcohol and stay awake all night long without damaging your health very much… But as you get older, your body demands more attention and care, thereforeyou need to worry about your health more and have frequent check-upsAn examination done by a doctor….